Everyone wants to eat local, homegrown food and this is a wonderful source book of the quintessential English fruit – the apple. Covering a range of apple varieties found growing in the orchards of the British countryside, Apples: A Guide to British Apple Varieties covers a wide range of desert apples, cooking apples and cider apples. Information on each variety includes a description of shape and color for easy recognition and, of course, a description of the taste. Recipes are given throughout the book, from apple crumble to making your own cider. Apples: A Guide to British Apple Varieties 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.
Sara Paston-Williams is author of The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating, Good Old-fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chutneys, and Good Old-fashioned Puddings.