Reading List: R.W. Apple

The death of R.W. Apple this morning, announced in an especially moving and candid Times obituary, hit us hard at Grub Street. In tribute, here are links to a few of our favorite Apple pieces from recent years.

"Out of Retirement, Into the Fire"
This profile of Jol Robuchon as he reemerged from early retirement is all the more relevant now that L'Atelier has opened.

"A Taste of Boston; Even the Body Politic Has to Eat"
Apple knew Boston backward and forward. This was one of his great seafood seminars.

"Four Nations Where Forks Do Knives' Work"
A treatise on boiled meats and a poignant reminder of the man's global reach.

"Asian Journey: Looking Up an Old Love on the Streets of Vietnam"
Food writing refracted through two-and-a-half years of war coverage and devoted to a soup called pho.