By Erika Janik

ISBN-10: 1861898487

ISBN-13: 9781861898487

Gravenstein. Coe’s Golden Drop. Mendocino Cox. The names sound like anything from the mind's eye of Tolkien or even the elements in a doubtful magical potion instead of what they are—varieties of apples. yet as befits their mesmerizing names, apples have transfixed and beguiled people for millions of years.
 
Apple: an international History explores the cultural and culinary significance of a fruit born within the mountains of Kazakhstan that has on account that traversed the globe to turn into a favourite virtually in every single place. From the backyard of Eden and Homer’s Odyssey to Johnny Appleseed, William inform, or even Apple desktop, Erika Janik indicates how apples became a common resource of sustenance, healthiness, and symbolism from precedent days to the current day.
 
Featuring many mouthwatering illustrations, this exploration of the planet’s preferred fruit encompasses a consultant to selecting the right apples, as well as apple recipes from round the international, together with what's believed to be the 1st recorded apple recipe from Roman gourmet Marcus Apicius. And Janik doesn’t allow us to overlook that apples aren't simply stable consuming; their juice additionally makes for reliable drinking—as the background of cider in North the USA and Europe attests.
 
Janik grew up surrounded through apple iconography in Washington, the “apple state,” so there isn't any greater writer to inform this interesting tale. Readers will consume up this miraculous and exciting story of a fruit intricately associated with human history.

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3. Cider – History. 4. Cooking (Dates) I. Title II. 34’II-DC22 eISBN9781861899583 Contents Introduction 1 From Almaty to America 2 Food of Legend 3 Cider 4 Wholesome Apple 5 Global Apple Picking the Perfect Apple Recipes Select Bibliography Websites and Associations Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements Index Introduction Although I grew up in Washington state, a place known for its apples, my first transcendent apple experience occurred 2,000 miles away in Wisconsin – a place more known for its cheese, sausage and beer than its apples.

Young men read poetry accompanied by male and female attendants in an orchard in this Iranian tile. By the thirteenth century, apples were again grown with increasing frequency throughout Europe. The number of named apple varieties soared as cultivating the best and most beautiful apples became a mark of wealth and culture, as it had been in Rome and Persia before. Apples became an essential part of daily life, so much so that explorers and colonists could not bear to leave home without a favourite variety.

The number of named apple varieties soared as cultivating the best and most beautiful apples became a mark of wealth and culture, as it had been in Rome and Persia before. Apples became an essential part of daily life, so much so that explorers and colonists could not bear to leave home without a favourite variety. Seeds from these apples travelled to almost every corner of the globe. The colonists who left Europe in growing numbers throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries planted apples all along the eastern seaboard of North America.

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