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Apples of Uncommon Character

Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-known Wonders

by Rowan Jacobsen

Hardcover, 304 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $35 |

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Apples of Uncommon Character
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Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-known Wonders
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Rowan Jacobsen

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The James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters presents a recipe-complemented celebration of America's apple renaissance that explores 123 of the fruit's considerable varieties, including the Black Oxford, the Knobbed Russet and the D'Arcy Spice.

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Goodband compares these Knobbed Russets to shrunken heads. Others say potatoes or toads. They're all gnarled and warty and brown, but don't be intimidated: They taste great when ripe. They originated in Sussex, England, in 1819. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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