Where once we had hundreds of apple varieties from which to select and taste, we now have Red and Golden Delicious. This leads one to ask…
Is variety no longer the spice of life?
This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts apple farmer Geri Prevedelli for a conversation about heritage apples and the tastes that were left behind. (Food Chain Radio #744)
Topics include why so few apple varieties were selected for the mass marketplace; a taste of some heritage varieties that are being kept alive by small farmers and orchardists; and whether variety is, as the saying suggests, truly important to the human experience.
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