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Berried Treasure ..... ?

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Hope someone can help... I've been racking my brain this afternoon trying to find the name of a man I read about a couple years back who is on the cutting edge of fruit science. All I remember is that he was an ex-junky and turned his obsession to finding rare fruit varietes. I think I might have read about it in the Smithsonian science magazine , and the title was something like "Berried Treasure". A quick google went to a broken link.....I'd appreciate any help!


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That might've been it- can't for the life of me find any ref.....i know he wrote for magazines, maybe did a book....


Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." ALFRED JARRY

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Not that ancient...


Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." ALFRED JARRY

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Is this what you are looking for?


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Not at all, but thanks anyway.


Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." ALFRED JARRY

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That sounds like a New Yorker article about "David Karp, the 'Fruit Detective,' a sometime "provisioner" who finds rare fruits and rare varieties of common fruits for specialty stores."

You can find the article online but to read the whole thing you need a subscription.

John Seabrook, Our Far-Flung Correspondents, “The Fruit Detective,” The New Yorker, August 19, 2002, p. 70


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Thanks a million Felice, that's it!!!!


Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." ALFRED JARRY

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Ain't you goona tell why you asked?

I think about that guy a lot.

I stayed on a ranch in Costa Rica where the guy was bringing in tropical fruits from all over the world. The orchards attracted a staggering array of exotic birds, and the star fruit there ruined star fruit for me here.

Fruit guys rule.


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