An Apple Lover's Guide To Apples

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Author Amy Traverso holding an apple at Here & Now studios in Boston. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)
Author Amy Traverso at Here & Now studios in Boston. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

With apple season in full swing here in New England, we thought we'd revisit our conversation with Amy Traverso about the surprisingly complex fruit.

Traverso is author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook," which offers apple recipes, from appetizers to desserts, and insights into the many varieties of heirloom apples.

However, Traverso does not include the Red Delicious.

"There was a time when the Red Delicious was truly delicious," she told Here & Now's Robin Young. "[But] over time, growers were favoring the fruits that happened to be more uniformly red, that traveled well — mushy fruits that you could wax and leave out for several weeks at a time."


  • Amy Traverso, senior lifestyle editor of Yankee Magazine and author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook"

This segment aired on September 25, 2012.


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