The McIntosh Red (McIntosh, Mac) is an apple cultivar with red and green skin, a tart flavor, and tender white flesh. It becomes ripe in late September. It is traditionally the most popular cultivar in New England, well known for the pink sauce unpeeled McIntoshes make. Many consider it a superior eating apple and well suited for applesauce, cider, and pies. It is extremely common to find this particular cultivar packed in children's lunches across North America owing to its small to medium size and longstanding reputation as a healthy snack.
Every McIntosh apple has a direct lineage to a single tree discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, a hamlet located in Dundas County in the Canadian province of Ontario, near Morrisburg.
Eggplant: a culinary ambassador: in antiquity, eggplant earned a singular reputation for endearing itself to every country in which it was introduced: over the years it's become as important to the cuisine of Japan as that of Provence. With its mild taste and unusual, versatile texture, eggplant presented creative cooks with intriguing possibilities that are still being tested today.
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