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The Apple Lover's Cookbook

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ISBN13: 9780393065992
ISBN10: 0393065995
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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. The one hundred recipes run the spectrum from cozy crisps and cobblers to adventurous fare like Cider-Braised Brisket or Apple-Gingersnap Ice Cream. In addition, Amy organizes apple varieties into cooking categories so that it's easy to choose the right fruit for any recipe. You'll know to use tart Northern Spy in your pies and Fuji in delicate cakes. is the ultimate apple companion.

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"Wholesome, hearty and nutritious, apples are a mainstay in the American diet and this cookbook from Yankee magazine's food editor celebrates their incredible versatility in the kitchen. Traverso provides a compelling history of the apple throughout civilization and a short overview on apple genetics before launching into a detailed primer of 56 different varieties. (These are also helpfully summed up in an easy cheat sheet that breaks them down into categories of firm-tart, firm-sweet, tender-tart and tender-sweet.) The collection of recipes that follows hews mostly to the traditional, with apple dishes such as an endive salad with walnuts and gorgonzola, cider donuts and pies galore. Creations like Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Curried Apple Hash, a Duck Panzanella with Apples and Thyme and Apple Gingersnap Ice Cream add a bit of innovation to the mix, while still keeping the simple clean flavor of the fruit front and center. Ever the journalist, Traverso splices in short profiles about 'fruit of the future' at Cornell, grafting at a Massachusetts farm and New Mexico's obscure orchards. In sum total, this is a solid compendium that is as satisfying and reliable as its namesake fruit. Photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The most complete cookbook for enjoying and cooking with apples.

About the Author

A life-long apple lover, Amy Traverso is the food editor at Yankee magazine. She is also the author of The Apple Lover's Cookbook. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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HeidiSueRoth, March 3, 2012 (view all comments by HeidiSueRoth)
Overall I like this book. However it's not really a cookbook as named in the title. There are recipes in the book and I like a number of the ones I made, and this book is really more about education. The book is is part history, part entertaining read, and about 1/3 cookbook. The author covers an introduction to the history of the apple and the incredible genetic diversity. The next time you eat or cut open an offer, consider that each seed is a completely unique item. Each seed would produce completely different apples if grown to that stage--and the resulting fruit may have little or no resemblance to the parent tree. This is an example of the wide-ranging genetics of the apple.

Another aspect of the book that is useful relates to cyclopedic style presentation of types of apples. It starts with a table that contains most varieties of apples and how best to use them. With expanding access to more than the usual types of apples the list is helpful.

A number of the recipes also stood out. While apple recipes are common, it's always interesting to find new ones such as a savory tart with a different, satisfying take on crust flavors. My favorite recipe, however, was the Swedish Apple Pie. You don't even need a crust to make this great dessert. If, however, you're looking for an exhaustive cookbook on apple dishes, this book doesn't qualify. It's actually a well-rounded presentation. The content shines, the recipes are satisfying, and at the very least this book is worth a trip to library. For those who have access to lots of apples or simply enjoying increasing their understanding of favorite foods, read on! For fans of the television shows "Foodology" or Food Science you will find this book a satisfying book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065992
Author:
Traverso, Amy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Fruits and Vegetables
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 four-color illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393065992 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Wholesome, hearty and nutritious, apples are a mainstay in the American diet and this cookbook from Yankee magazine's food editor celebrates their incredible versatility in the kitchen. Traverso provides a compelling history of the apple throughout civilization and a short overview on apple genetics before launching into a detailed primer of 56 different varieties. (These are also helpfully summed up in an easy cheat sheet that breaks them down into categories of firm-tart, firm-sweet, tender-tart and tender-sweet.) The collection of recipes that follows hews mostly to the traditional, with apple dishes such as an endive salad with walnuts and gorgonzola, cider donuts and pies galore. Creations like Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Curried Apple Hash, a Duck Panzanella with Apples and Thyme and Apple Gingersnap Ice Cream add a bit of innovation to the mix, while still keeping the simple clean flavor of the fruit front and center. Ever the journalist, Traverso splices in short profiles about 'fruit of the future' at Cornell, grafting at a Massachusetts farm and New Mexico's obscure orchards. In sum total, this is a solid compendium that is as satisfying and reliable as its namesake fruit. Photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The most complete cookbook for enjoying and cooking with apples.
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