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The Artichoke: It’s Earth’s Own Game Show

For me, the artichoke used to be an abstract horticultural object—a bodiless head, existing in its own peculiar realm detached from other vegetables, part pine cone, part tropical flower, part grade-B sci-fi prop. Then I found one poking up in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Tomato Pervert

Let’s call it agricultural déjà vu. Last March, I was navigating a crowded outdoor market in Montevideo, Uruguay when I began asking myself the same question that had occurred to me in the cafes of France and Italy, and in … Continue reading

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