While doing research for our cool new feature on heritage apples, we found this 100-year-old book—still the definitive resource for New England apple enthusiasts. It’s chock full of info and these gorgeous, gorgeous illustrations. We had to share! Especially after tracking down a physical copy in a small library tucked in a San Francisco warehouse.
A VISION OF POST-APOCALYPTIC CUISINE: A look forward in time, to the year 2034, when we have industrialized chicken to the point of inedible toxicity. At the hands of Magnus Nilsson, a Frankenchicken rises to feed the memories of the ruling class.
This video was co-produced by Chris Ying and his buddy Ira Chute of Dark Rye, Whole Foods’ online magazine. There’s a version of this “story” in Issue 6 of Lucky Peach. Maybe you want to subscribe to the magazine so you don’t miss out on important and useful reportage like this in the future.
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In its original home, near Almaty in Kazakhstan, the apple can be the size of a cherry or a grapefruit. It can be mushy or so hard it will chip teeth. It can be purple- or pink-fleshed with green, orange, or white skin. It can be sickly sweet, battery-acid sour, or taste like a banana. Preserving this biodiversity can become a massive project, in life and art.
This is such a lovely interview about the secret lives of non-supermarket apples. We’ve got a feature about heritage apples too—coming to your internets soon. Or pick up our latest issue on the newstands!