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Awanthi Vardaraj

Awanthi Vardaraj has written varied pieces for publications such as The Washington Post, BBC Travel, Saveur, NPR, Brooklyn Mag, GOOD, Buzzfeed, The Kitchn, and more. She lives in a small beachside home in Chennai, India, and is owned by two cats and several hundred books.
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Is Cucumber a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Cucumbers have been called vegetables forever, but are they actually fruits?