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Apples

A guide to British apples

Sara Paston-Williams

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781905400782

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 17 August 2009

Series: National Trust Home & Garden, Smallholding

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Information on apples for every occasion, covering dessert, cooking and cider varieties. Delicious recipes on everything from apple crumble to making cider. Packed with practical advice on growing and picking your own apples. Everyone wants to eat local, home-grown fruit and vegetables and this helpful guide is a wonderful sourcebook of the quintessential English fruit – the apple. Covering a range of apple varieties that can be found growing in the orchards of the British countryside, the book covers a wide range of dessert apples, cooking apples and cider apples. Information on each variety includes a general description of shape and colour for easy recognition, and, of course, a description of the taste. Recipes and culinary suggestions are given throughout the book, and include everything from apple crumble to making your own cider. Fairy tales, history and folklore appears throughout, demonstrating how this humble fruit is central to our culinary heritage. The book is packed with practical advice on how to grow and pick your own apples, from choosing apple trees to planting and attracting wildlife into your orchard, alongside information on harvesting and storing your crop.

ABOUT THE Author

Sara Paston-Williams is an author, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who specialises in food and food history. Her recent books include Good Old-fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chutneys, Good Old-fashioned Puddings and The Art of Dining. She lives in Cornwall.

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