Displays on Journal of Apples Page

A taste of apples through time, with three historical recipes tried, tested and adapted for the contemporary kitchen by food historian Tasha Marks.

The Museum of Cider in Hereford has curated an exhibition of apples and pears in honour of Gillian Bulmer (1935-2021). Compiled with the help of fruit growers and cider makers in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Wales, the exhibition features over 360 plates of fruit.

In poetry and literature the apple is often a microcosm of our own existence – often mapping the seasons, the taste of youth, the ripening of age.

People who eat more fruit have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia and depression – by Dr Nicola Bondonno from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

Written by Xincai Tan, ‘Píng Guǒ Shì Jiè’ tells of the domestic apple originating in the Tian Shan, the Heavenly Mountains on China’s western border, and spreading around the world from east to west.

‘Hatsukoi’ or ‘First Love’ is a poem written by Japanese author and romantic poet Tōson Shimazaki which tells the story of dreamy love and growing up, set amongst apple trees. This commission is read by Masayo Sasaki with a piano accompaniment.

This is the story behind the discovery that an apple crunch sound has holographic properties, rendered visible by using a CymaScope to produce the holographic images and video.

Mangzi Tian is inspired by nature’s imagery especially apples and estimates that he has painted some two hundred apples over the last 15 years.

In recent years, Barford has become obsessed with the Apple and has been looking at the world through its lens, using the humble fruit to explore fundamental questions driving human nature, especially our anxiety afflicted society and our incessant need for more.