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A Tunnel of Persimmon Wine in Cheongdo

Let’s just get this out there…the wine tunnel is not what I expected. Let me take you through my dreams of what the wine tunnel would be. There would be staff to greet my friend Phil and I at the  “door” and they would show us to a table in a vast cavern of the tunnel. We would have proper menus and table service. There would be adults in attendance, each quietly enjoying the selection of persimmon wine and it would be glorious. Glorious. You know, more like a vineyard or winery. Now I’ll explain what it was actually like.

Persimmon Pudding

I experimented a bit with a recipe I found on Saveur and I was convinced I had ruined it beyond all eat-ability. It took a very long time to set in the oven and I eventually pulled it out while it was still a bit wiggly. However, I went ahead and tried it and, I am happy to report,  the first bite was pure bliss in flavor. After a while it will set and look like a very moist cake. The process of cooking down gives the pudding an unbelievably decadent richness. It doesn’t look like its Saveur counterpart but it sure is tasty.  I served it at Thanksgiving with very positive results. This tastes just like the holidays! Ingredients: Pulp from enough halved ripe persimmons to make 3-4 cups |You need to buy the squishy variety of persimmon, not the hard ones.| 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1½ cups buttermilk  |I used almond milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar. Let sit for five minutes.| 1 tsp. baking soda 1½ cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 …