Apples in America
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Or does it? Americans have grown apples in plentitude since colonization, but we used to drink them much more often than we ate them. From the early settlers, to Johnny Appleseed, to the temperance movement and the global market place learn about how societal changes in the United States have impacted apple growing and consumption.
Erika Janik, Apple: A Global History, Reaktion Books (2001).
Sharon Kegerreis, Michigan Apples: History and Tradition, American Palate (2015).
Robert Price, Johnny Appleseed: Man and Myth, Indiana University Press (1954).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
5/11/2016 01:20:41 pm
Another winner for the podcast. It is a fun tribute to an object so common in our daily lives that we forget that it, too, has an origin and a history worth telling. The research was well spent finding the lovely aspects of this fruit.
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