Down & Dirty

Down & Dirty: Apples

By • November 16, 2012 • 6 Comments

Down & Dirty: Apples

Apples are arguably the world's most popular fruit -- "the apple of my eye," "as American as apple pie," "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." In many languages, other fruits and vegetables are defined in terms of apples, like pommes de terre in French and sib zamini in Farsi for potatoes, and the Medieval name "love apples" for tomatoes. And let's just say you won't find watermelons in the origin stories of multiple religions.


 

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Behind the Scenes

Too Many Cooks: Thanksgiving Desserts, Sans Pumpkin

By • November 16, 2012 • 5 Comments

Too Many Cooks: Thanksgiving Desserts, Sans Pumpkin

You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

There's no getting around it -- everyone's mind is on Thanksgiving. As the big day grows nearer, our plans fall into place: we decide which sides should grace the table, which way is best to cook the bird, what to serve before the meal. And then there's always the pumpkin pie. 

But what if this year, there wasn't? 

 

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