What you probably ignore, is that centuries ago, it was common practice for botanists to tie the familiar noun “apple” to any exotic produce in order to make it look harmless or more friendly. Sellable, in a few words. Persian apple (peach) Golden apple (tomato) Custard apple (pawpaw fruit) Cashew apples (cashew nut) Star apple ( caimito fruit) Velvet apples (a type of nectarine) Mad apple (eggplant) Earth apple ( potato and sunchoke) the list is long.
2020 will surely be remembered as the scariest year of all for the pandemic we just faced and for the forced isolation we all lived in. During this tough period, my grandmother’s words echoed in my ears almost every day: Make a virtue of necessity.