- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (Sept. 2 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620402270
- ISBN-13: 978-1620402276
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.8 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known Wonders Hardcover – Sep 2 2014
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“[Jacobsen] covers 123 varieties (a small sample of the thousands grown worldwide) with a photo of each. He's an excellent guide, giving taste, texture, cooking and storage profiles.” ―Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
“Apples of Uncommon Character pays tribute to some of North America's finest and most obscure specimens, reviving the lost art of apple appreciation in the process.” ―Salon
About the Author
Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, and American Terroir. He has written for the New York Times, Harper's, Outside, Mother Jones, Orion, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. Whether visiting endangered oystermen in Louisiana or cacao-gathering tribes in the Bolivian Amazon, his subject is how to maintain a sense of place in a world of increasing placelessness. He lives in rural Vermont.
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I don't mean "great" like "that Happy Meal was great", I mean great like Hannibal was great with elephants - like Sun Tzu was a great strategist - like Trump is a great buffoon.
The descriptions of the apples are an ideal blend of objective description and prosodic indulgence. They are brief but don't leave one wanting.
Buy this friggin' book already.
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