R. W. Apple Jr.: The Revenge of Living Well
R. W. Apple Jr., a writer and editor at The New York Times for more than 40 years died Wednesday at age 71. As a foreign correspondent, Apple covered wars, revolutions and the fall of the Soviet bloc. Newsweek explains that Apple was a “Renaissance man” who “made his career covering politics but wrote about pretty much whatever he wanted — most vividly, food.”
The Times has put together an index of Apple’s work. (Unfortunately, you need to be a member of TimesSelect to access most of Apple’s food writing, but remember that if you are a paid suscriber to the daily print paper, you’ll get TimesSelect free.) His articles about sauerkraut and mangosteens are two favorites.
The last article Apple wrote for The Times, The Global Gourmet, ran yesterday.
(photo: The New York Times)