October 15, 2017

Pumpkin is more than a vaguely orange-colored goop for flavoring cakes, pies and lattes. It’s a staple food in dozens of countries, as its size, ease of cultivation, nutrient content, and bonus edible seeds lead it to be almost ubiquitous. Mine comes in the green kabocha variety, readily purchased at the Asian market. Pumpkin is […]

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Apples are very American. Their juicy, sweet fruits grow in abundance, even in not-so-welcoming temperatures. Without them, Colonial settlers would have had almost nothing to drink. But apple orchards provided food, cider and liquor. The nonalcoholic cider we have today is only made possible with the advent of refrigeration, as in times past it would […]

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