The Apple Lover's Cookbook

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Amy Traverso
The Apple Lover's Cookbook


Revised and Updated!

Winner of the IACP Cookbook Award (Best American Cookbook)

Finalist for the Julia Child First Book Award

"The perfect apple primer."—Splendid Table

“A book capturing the mysteries and magic that can be revealed when you dive deep into a subject as rich as apples.”—Heidi Swanson, author of Near & Far

“An oft-used resource both at home and at my bakery.”—Joanne Chang, author of Pastry Love

“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.” —Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie

The Classic Guide to Cooking and Eating Apples!

THE APPLE LOVER’S COOKBOOK: Revised and Updated  is a celebration of apples in all their incredible diversity, as well as an illustrated guide to 70 popular (and rare-but-worth-the-search) apple varieties. Each apple is given its own complete biography with entries for best use, origin, availability, season, appearance, taste, and texture. Yankee magazine food editor Amy Traverso organizes these 70 varieties into four categories—firm-tart, tender-tart, firm-sweet, and tender-sweet—and includes a one-page cheat sheet that you can refer to when making any of her recipes.

More than 100 scrumptious, easy-to-make recipes are included, offering the full range from breakfast dishes, appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts. On the savory side, there is a cider-braised brisket and a recipe for Sweet Potato–Apple Latkes; on the sweet side, you will find
crisps, cobblers, pies, and cakes, including Apple-Pear Cobbler, Cider Donut Muffins, and an Apple-Cranberry Slab Pie cut into squares to eat by hand.

THE APPLE LOVER’S COOKBOOK contains detailed notes on how to tell if an apple is fresh and thorough guides to regional apple festivals, ciders, and products. The revised and updated edition now also includes information about the best times and places to buy apples across the United States, making it easy to seek out and visit local orchards, whether you live in Vermont, New York, or California.

First published a decade ago, now newly revised and updated, THE APPLE LOVER’S COOKBOOK is your lifetime go-to book for apples.

A lifelong apple lover, Amy Traverso is the senior food editor at Yankee magazine and cohost of public television's Weekends with Yankee. Previously, she was food editor at Boston magazine and an associate food editor at Sunset magazine. She has appeared on Hallmark Home & Family, The Martha Stewart Show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 

  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2020
  • Hardcover
  • Page Count: 336
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-54070-3