“I want your cheeks to glow like these apples” my mother told me when I was recuperating from a bout of typhoid as an eleven year old. She was pointing towards the crate of fresh and juicy apples that she had specially ordered for me from Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh which produces some of the best apples in India.
Those were the early 90’s and liberalization of policies was just being implemented in India. This meant that produce and goods from other countries were not available easily and people had to rely more on seasonal and local produce. This is a far cry from the markets today, especially in big … Continue Reading