- Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Introduction. Why an apple book? ; A brief history of the apple ; The wild world of apple genetics -- Apple varieties : a primer. How to match the apple to the recipe ; Apple varieties : the cheat sheet ; 59 great apple varieties : an in-depth guide ; How to tell if an apple is fresh ; Do apples express terroir? -- Cooking tips and pantry notes. Tips and techniques ; Ingredient notes ; Tools of the trade -- Soups and starters. The fruit of the future : inside the Cornell Apple Breeding Program -- Vegetable entrees, sides, and salads. The gift of graft : a visit to Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts -- Poultry, meat, and fish entrees. Fruit from the desert : New Mexico's hidden apple country -- Pancakes, donuts, biscuits, and breads. On heirlooms and cider : a visit to Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire -- Pies, crisps, cobblers, buckles, and betties. The business of apples : a tour of Washington's Wenatchee Valley, "Apple capital of the world" ; The best apples for pie -- Dumplings, bakes, cakes, and puddings. Rediscovering forgotten fruits : the preservation orchards of Palermo, Main -- Condiments and cocktails -- Beyond baking : apple festivals, products, and pairings. A select list of American apple festivals ; Where to buy fresh apples by mail ; Favorite apple products. from cider donuts to vinegar ; Cider : twenty favorite labels, with tasting notes ; Pairing cider and cheese.
The Apple Lover's Cookbook celebrates the beauty of apples in all their delicious variety, taking you from the orchard to the kitchen with recipes both sweet (like Apple-Stuffed Biscuit Buns and Blue Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie) and savory (like Cider-Brined Turkey and Apple Squash Gratin). It offers a full-color guide to fifty-nine apple varieties, with descriptions of their flavor, history, and, most important, how to use them in the kitchen. Amy Traverso also takes you around the country to meet farmers, cider makers, and apple enthusiasts.
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