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 Joël 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.