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Recently I bought a sack of delightfully-crispy Boskop apples, my favorite of all French apple varieties. After a quick rinse, I eagerly took a bite, my teeth breaking through the tight skin, anticipating the cool, crisp-tart flesh of a just-harvested apple. But instead I spit it out: the flesh had gone soft and my precious apple was completely inedible. Now any normal person would have…

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I took someone into a fromagerie the other day and he was asking me to describe a perfectly ripe, oozing camembert cheese. “Musty gym socks”, “funky undies”, and “barnyard-like” don’t exactly sound appealing, but were the most accurate descriptions that came to mind at the time (looking back now, however, perhaps next time I need to do some pre-editing in my head). The trick to…

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