Picking the perfect persimmon

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Gemma Matsuyama is making seasonal cream puffs at Ototo in Echo Park and is currently utilizing the persimmon bounty from the Culver City Farmer’s Market. Photo courtesy of Gemma Matsuyama.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson talks to Gemma Matsuyama, who is shopping for persimmons, quince, and squashes at the Culver City Farmer’s Market for her seasonal cream puffs she serves at Ototo. Matsuyama started cooking at age 12 by making the desserts for her father. Next, Ryan Ramones of Ramones Family Farm in Tulare County explains the varieties persimmons and how to pick the perfect fruit.



Evan Kleiman