Several weeks ago, I received a bag of Gravenstein apples fresh-picked from a backyard tree. They were squat and mottled, and, from the occasional puncture hole, I could tell that the birds had enjoyed them first.
This is a terrific article on the artiface of produce purchasing. It looks to examine the reasons we require “porn” versions of food to help us equate quality. “Our preference for uniform, camera-ready produce is shaped partly by marketing and partly by USDA regulations that stipulate all commercially grown fruits and vegetables must be at least 90 percent blemish-free.”
See on www.philly.com