Apples of North America Book Review

Apples of North America Book Review

Title: Apples of North America: A Celebration of Exceptional Varieties
Author: Tom Burford
Published: September 14, 2021, Timber Press
No. of Pages: 312
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

Everybody, it seems, loves apples. They are good for snacking, baking and cooking and have been for centuries. Apples of North America: A Celebration of Exceptional Varieties by pomologist, orchardist, and apple historian, Tom Burford, is an excellent reference to have on the shelf to help everyone (both cooks and apples aficionados) with everything they ever wanted to know about apples and more. Not only does this book have photos and information of dozens of varieties of apples, but it also includes what each is best for, as well as how to cultivate apples, how to take care of the trees, and information on storing apples. The only thing this book is lacking is recipes for using apples. Almost every recipe book includes an apple recipe or two, so this shouldn’t be a problem for most. This information included is not only interesting, but also something anyone who has anything to do with apples will want to know. The prose is well-written and understandable. The history of apples is fascinating, and most will enjoy reading it.

All told, while this isn’t actually a cookbook, it is something that anyone who likes apples should pick up and read. The photographs are excellent; the information is excellent and timely, and the historical material is fascinating. It will inspire almost everyone to get their out their favorite apple recipes and use what they have learned to make mouthwatering apple dishes, both sweet and savory. Highly recommended for those who like apples.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review c19opy of this book.

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