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September 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Book reveals everything you didn’t know about apples

Photos by Clare Barboza from “Apples of Uncommon Character” Have you ever wondered: that apple a day, the apple of our eye, the one that doesn’t fall far from the tree … just what kind of apple is it? In Rowan Jacobsen’s new book, “Apples of Uncommon Character” (Bloomsbury, $35), we see their stunning variety,…


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April 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Which ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and vegetables made the 2013 list?

Apples were the unlucky winners of an annual “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticide-contaminated produce. Strawberries, grapes, and celery came next on the 2013 list compiled by the non-profit Environmental Working Group. The others are peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers. Not all pesticides are of equal concern to…


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