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How a Malaysian Fruit Transformed a Small Indian Village

When Merlin Varghese’s great-grandfather, Moothedan Varghese, went to Malaysia for higher education a century ago, he didn’t know he would bring back something that would transform his entire village in the south Indian state of Kerala. The mangosteen tree he planted in the village of Pariyaram with the seeds he brought along still yields fruit […]

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This Finger Lime Farm Is Nothing to Shake a Finger At

Jim Shanley is tirelessly curious, especially when it comes to food. His philosophy on farming is to consider flavor experiences and how produce will be used at the table before planting trees. His farmhouse overlooks Morro Bay, which is known for its Hass avocados. This is the northern limit of where California’s favorite fruit can […]

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