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January 25, 2014 / theyellowbungalowla

inspiration from the farmers market…

Basket of "Lisa" variety cherimoya from Rincon Del Mar Ranch, grown by farmer Anthony Brown and family.

Basket of “Lisa” variety cherimoya from Rincon Del Mar Ranch, grown by farmer Anthony Brown and family.

Dinosaur eggs?!!  Cherimoya!

These gorgeously hued, oddly-shaped globes are full of rich, custardy fruit.  The flavor is often describes as tropical, a combination of papaya, banana, and even pineapple.  Personally, I taste a combination of sexy guava and creamy banana.  It’s truly a unique flavor, and crazy delicious.

If you’re interested in learning a bit more, here is a great article from David Karp of the LA Times.

Because of the large, black (inedible) seeds that reside in the soft fruit, I like to use cherimoya in a smoothie, or squished into a bowl of mixed fruit (think tropical, like mango, pineapple, and papaya).  The cherimoya acts like a slightly chunky dressing or “vinaigrette” for the other fruit, adding a rich, aromatic note to the mix.

Found at the Santa Monica Farmers Market

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