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By Rowan Jacobsen

ISBN-10: 1620402270

ISBN-13: 9781620402276

In his vintage A Geography of Oysters, Rowan Jacobsen endlessly replaced the way in which the United States talks approximately its top bivalve. Now he does a similar for our favourite fruit, displaying us that there's certainly lifestyles past crimson Delicious-and even Honeycrisp. whereas supermarkets restrict their choices to some waxy innovations, apple timber with lives spanning human generations are generating characterful varieties-and now they're in the course of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new dressmaker breeds, a scrumptious range of apples is on the market for the eating.

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

With greater than one hundred fifty art-quality colour images, Apples of unusual Character exhibits us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen amassed specimens either universal and infrequent from all over the place North the United States, deciding on one hundred twenty to add, together with the simplest kinds for consuming, baking, and hard-cider making. every one is observed by means of a photo, historical past, lore, and a listing of features. The booklet additionally comprises 20 recipes, savory and candy, assets for getting and starting to be, and a advisor to the easiest apple fairs. it is a must-have for each foodie.

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