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The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Yankee Magazine lifestyle editor Amy Traverso 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 also 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.
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. The Apple Lover's Cookbook is the ultimate apple companion. Hardcover, 304 pages
Praise for the book:
“Everyone who loves apples will want Amy Traverso’s book for her remarkable Illustrated Primer. And everyone who loves to cook will grab the book for her imaginative and clearly written recipes—I can’t wait to make the Pork and Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust. Eating an apple a day has never been easier or more delicious.”—Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
“Google ‘apple’ and you’ll get a little info. Purchase Amy Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook and you get an in-depth guide to the major 59 apple varieties and a collection of all your favorite savory and sweet recipes (including which style apple to use in every one). But that’s not all. There’s history, tips, trivia, engaging essays. I wish there were a book like this for every single fruit and vegetable.”—Pam Anderson, cookbook author, USA Weekend food columnist, and blogger at threemanycooks.com
“Amy’s love of apples shines through and makes you want to head to the kitchen to cook or bake something immediately. This book will be an oft-used resource both at home and at my bakery.”—Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery+Cafe
“Amy’s first-hand reporting introduces us to an array of characters who live and breathe apples. We meet a cutting-edge botanist working to create the perfect apple, as well as a farmer who runs a preservation orchard for endangered apple species. Great reading and good food.”—Jack Bishop, Editorial Director, America’s Test Kitchen
“A book capturing the mysteries and magic that can be revealed when you dive deep into subject as rich as apples. Amy’s enthusiasm is infectious, her curation of both sweet and savory recipes spot-on.”—Heidi Swanson, 101Cookbook.com and author of Super Natural Every Day
“Amy Traverso’s motherly pragmatism in the kitchen, her intellectual fascination with the fruit, and her love of great food all come through in these ravishing recipes. Expect The Apple Lover’s Cookbook to take its place among the classics of our era.”—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
“The Apple Lover’s Cookbook is a true gift to apple buffs and chefs alike. Amy Traverso has given us not only wonderful recipes but also stories, history, and the descriptions and photographs of the very best culinary apples themselves. Her book represents an astounding piece of research by one of the great apple lovers of our time.”—John Bunker, apple historian and author of Not Far From The Tree, a Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo, Maine