Fall is the season for apples. With all the varieties available for cooking as well as for decorating, I’m jotting some random thoughts on the fruit:
- When I was a kid, eating green apples with salt was a favorite treat. In the tropics, where I grew up, the apple had the cachet of being a somewhat exotic fruit for us. My friends and I enjoyed the salt-dipped apples while we sat in our shady backyard, yakking about games and the other neighborhood kids.
- Today, one of my favorite apple treats is homemade apple crumble, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- The texture of raw apples helps to “scrub” or clean the teeth.
- In China, apples symbolize peace.