Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, by Rowan Jacobsen

By Rowan Jacobsen

In his vintage A Geography of Oysters, Rowan Jacobsen without end replaced the way in which the US talks approximately its top bivalve. Now he does an analogous for our favourite fruit, displaying us that there's certainly lifestyles past pink Delicious-and even Honeycrisp. whereas supermarkets restrict their choices to some waxy techniques, apple bushes with lives spanning human generations are generating characterful varieties-and now they're in the course of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new clothier breeds, a scrumptious variety of apples is available for the eating.

Apples have powerful personalities, starting from crabby to healthy. The Black Oxford apple is de facto crimson, and appears like a plum. The Knobbed Russet appears like the affection baby of a toad and a potato. (But do not be fooled via its looks.) The D'Arcy Spice leaves a touch of allspice at the tongue. minimize Hidden Rose open and its internal secret's printed.

With greater than a hundred and fifty art-quality colour pictures, Apples of unusual Character exhibits us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen accrued specimens either universal and infrequent from all over the place North the United States, picking out a hundred and twenty to add, together with the simplest forms for consuming, baking, and hard-cider making. each one is observed by way of a photo, background, lore, and a listing of features. The e-book additionally contains 20 recipes, savory and candy, assets for getting and growing to be, and a consultant to the easiest apple fairs. it is a must-have for each foodie.

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