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The Apple: How British a Fruit?

Sheila Dillon in conversation with author and drinks writer Pete Brown about the magic, mystery and Britishness (or otherwise) of the apple.

As apple fairs and celebrations are held all around the country, Sheila Dillon travels to an orchard in Devon for a conversation with drinks writer Pete Brown, who has just written a book about his two-year journey into all things apple: 'The Apple Orchard'.

Sheila and Pete are joined at Otter Farm by its owner - food grower and writer Mark Diacono. From the Hoary Morning to the Bramley's Seedling to the Old Somerset Russet, from Kazakhstan to Paganism to the Garden of Eden - this is a celebration of a fruit with an incredible story to tell and with a unique place both in Britain, and the world.

Please note: the podcast of this programme is a special extended edition.

Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rich Ward.

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30 minutes

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Mon 10 Oct 2016 15:30

Find out more...

See where Sheila and Pete Brown recorded this week's Food Programme - at food writer Mark Diacono's Otter Farm ...

...look here for more information on Pete Brown's work...

...and see The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale here. 


Role Contributor
Presenter Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest Pete Brown
Interviewed Guest Mark Diacono
Producer Rich Ward


  • Sun 9 Oct 2016 12:32
  • Mon 10 Oct 2016 15:30

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