It's December at Los Angeles farmers markets, where farmers have been loading their tables with produce and specialty items for the holidays. Fresh mistletoe from Coleman Family Farm and the wonderful dried persimmons called hoshigaki from Penryn Orchard Specialties (which you can also order online) — as well as baskets of citrus and Yali pears and the mathematical whorls of Romanesco cauliflower. Check out our virtual grocery list. And yes, it tastes as good as it looks.

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