Diggings 18 January 2020

Knobbed Russet: William Mullan An edition that by chance focuses on conservation and food security and justice. Iamges from Around the World in Rare and Beautiful Apples The Conservationist Saving India’s Heirloom Rice Varieties  'During his initial survey, Deb found that until the 1970s, farmers grew more than 110,000 varieties of rice across India. But he …

From phenomenal plant to culinary anachronism: Sechium edule in Australia

Many thanks to Dr Alison Vincent for permission to post her fascinating research on chokos, the once ubiquitous vine that adorned outside toilets in many an Australian backyard. Choko pickles became a standard at agricultural shows and on the tables in many an Australian kitchen. Baked chokos sat next to peas, carrots and mash at …