Apples: Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?


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"I don't really like apples. Does that make me unpatriotic? Am I a real American?"

—Amanda Hesser, on Twitter

Make it apple pie, Amanda, and I think we'd have you on the next plane to Gitmo, but plain ol' apples, I sorta hear you. The regular supermarket variety are often flavorless, so why bother? But great heirloom varieties that are in season? Yum.

What do you think, serious eaters? Who's pro-apple and who's anti-apple? As evidenced above, I'm taking a centrist stance here.