An Apple a day, keeps the doctor away, or so the old saying goes. There’s countless varieties of apples and a whole recipe book of ways to use them so let’s learn a little more about apples. Different tastes, textures, colours, different seasons and different uses in the kitchen. So where do we start? As Aussies, we genuinely love our Apples. Locally, we grow over 1.6 billion apples a year and we eat over 200 million kilos of apples a year, only second to Bananas. Prime apple eating time in Australia is the late afternoon, when we’re looking for something nutritious, filling and tasty to get us through till dinner time.
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My first memory of falling in love with food was as a young child on my first trip to Italy. Good tasting food has always surrounded me, and was a given, as I was brought up in a classic Italian home. My mother’s kitchen was her universe, cooking was her way of expressing herself and showering love on me and my sister. Although I didn’t know it at the time, food was more than just a basic human need for me, it was a direct cultural connection, which defined me.