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Why now is the time for the revival of apples and cider

There's a lot more to apples than granny smiths and pink ladys and only making pies with them, says Julia Platt Leonard. She finds the food writers putting the fruit back on top

The apple’s enduring sphere of influence

The apple harvest approaches. With a new book out on trees, their champion celebrates the special place of the fruit in art and (particularly British) culture

10 best foreign ciders

From 'cidre' to 'sidra', savour a tipple sourced from slightly farther afield 

Natalie Haynes: I hope this generation doesn't notice it deserves our

When I was a teenager, my elders used to intone that youth is wasted on the young, and I never had a clue what they meant. Youth was pretty much the only perk of being too young to drive a car, too young to earn money, too young to realise that boys who don't like you back are not interesting and poetic, merely tiresome. The least you deserve, when you feel like the world is plotting against you and that only Morrissey understands your torment, is springy joints and radiant skin.

Mark Hix: a feast with home-grown apples and pears

Crumbles and pies are all very well, but home-grown apples and pears can be put to much better use