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Cultivating Place: Winter Keepers, Cookers, and Ciders: James Rich, orchardist and chef

All photos from Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside courtesy of James Rich, all rights reserved.
All photos from Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside courtesy of James Rich, all rights reserved.

This last week of February, we return to our love of apples – and the warm comfort of eating and cooking with homegrown ones, a particular joy in late February when spring and summer seem close but also still too far away.

We’re in conversation with the UK’s James Rich, orchardist, chef, and author of Apple: Recipes from the Orchard and his latest Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside, out now from Hardie Grant Books.

All photos from Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside courtesy of James Rich, all rights reserved.
All photos from Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside courtesy of James Rich, all rights reserved.

I caught up with James in late November, and I knew this would be a warming conversation for this end-of-February time of year. Enjoy!

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*All photos from Orchard: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from the Countryside courtesy of James Rich, all rights reserved.

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.