Take a roomful of famous scientists, add the creator of molecular gastronomy, shake well, and out pops a book: But the Crackling is Superb, An Anthology on Food… read more →
In 2009, Queens resident and “Greenest New Yorker” Erik Baard launched a campaign to give the Big Apple an official apple cultivar. His nomination? The Newtown Pippin, a small green apple that originated in 17th-century Queens. At its height it was grown by everyone from common farmers to founding fathers, but it’s taken a PR campaign to bring it back into the public eye. So what’s the story with this mysterious and unknown apple?