Growing up in Brazil, I gleaned with my family for food post harvest, scouring the countryside for fruits and vegetable that might otherwise go to waste. As a cook and an artist, I find the act of gleaning carries into my work: I don’t want to waste anything. So this season it has been the story of apples. They have been so abundant this year and so I have made sauce for festivals, fruit lather, canned, juiced and dried them. I made hand pies and apple pies. For my husband’s birthday he requested, a “Tarte Tatin” and here a simple delicious version of this apple upside down tart that uses all those “not so perfect”, but full of flavor apples you may find rolling down the streets.
One of my favorite quotes from Agnès Varda documentary “The Gleaners and I”:
“I like the idea that one hand would be always…
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