An Apple Harvest Cookbook Givaway

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Ten Speed Press has published, An Apple Harvest: Recipes and Orchard Lore, by Frank Browning and Sharon Silva. Cooks intrigued by the notion of including apples in imaginative, savory dishes will enjoy this pretty, conversational book. And those whose love for apples centers around the sweet something at the end of a meal will not be disappointed. Just look at the Classic Tarte Tatin on the cover! The very picture of fall's particular charms. We have five copies to give away. Want to try for one? just add a comment below before 5:00 PST on Sunday, October 31. Winners will be notified by email on November 1. Enjoy!

By: | Oct 23, 2010 08:48 AM | Permalink
Looking to get a copy in the giveaway :) I love recipes & I love experimenting. Thanks in advance! ΓΆΒ?Β¥

By: Nell Wade | Oct 23, 2010 06:52 AM | Permalink
I had the opportunity to learn to graft apples and then bought 50 rootstocks and scion wood. Have given many baby trees away, but have about 15-20 small trees ready to plant in our mini orchard next month. I'm looking forward to picking my own apples and then turning them in delectable treats for family and friends. The cook book seems perfect!

By: | Oct 23, 2010 06:43 AM | Permalink
Every year our family looks forward to the coming of the apple harvest and seeing if any new apples have come out. This year we were not disappointed as we found the Cameo apple[ which may or may not be new, but it is to us and that's pretty exciting as far as we're concerned]. We can't wait to get into making the pies, breads, tarts and sauces that can be made with the most versatile fruit around, as far as we're concerned. The smells alone coming from the kitchen seem to draw at least a few of the neighbors over just to see "what's cooking?" It's a great time of year and new cookbooks are a wonderful way to add to the excitement with new ideas for enjoying it!

By: Dawn Weise | Oct 23, 2010 02:24 AM | Permalink
I grew up in at one time was the "apple capitol of British Columbia Canada", Creston B.C. The early greens were always a delight, but so were all the rest. And of course i also was an apple picker in those years.

By: | Oct 23, 2010 01:30 AM | Permalink
It is as harmless as a dove, as beautiful as a rose, and as valuable as flocks and herds.

It has been longer cultivated than any other, and so is more humanized.

For when man migrates, he carries with him not only his birds, quadrupeds, insects, vegetables, and his very sword, but his orchard also.

Henry David Thoreau (Wild Apples, 1862)

By: Debbi Siebert | Oct 23, 2010 12:40 AM | Permalink
a favorite memory of being probably 4th grade age,in preparation of Thanksgiving and sitting in my great aunt's Oklahoma kitchen and peeling apples in a heavy stainless bowl, for the wonderful apple pies she and her sister (my grandmother) would bake.

By: Grace DeFilippis | Oct 22, 2010 11:27 PM | Permalink
Well, as my husband will tell you, I live for the coming of the apple harvest. Every year on the way to the Outer Banks, I make him stop for the first picking of Honey Crisp apples in the Shenandoah. I have them the whole time while we vacation there and then on the way home. However, my one great love is the Stayman Winesap that has a narrow window of harvest. These I DO NOT SHARE. I grew up in apple country and the apple harvest was always the best time of the year for everyone who lived in the area. Needless to say I'm just as hooked on the luscious wonderful bits of heaven as I was when I was 2 years old.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 10:36 PM | Permalink
mmm...autumn breeze, falling leaves, egg nog, and yummy apples! My favorite time of year! What an awesome idea for a book. There are so many different types of apples and a million uses and recipes. My favorites would have to be apple crisp and apple cider! yum yum!

Jenny Masterson

By: Anna M. Wolak | Oct 22, 2010 08:01 PM | Permalink
This book sounds positively yummy! If I don't win one I may have to buy one!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 07:52 PM | Permalink
I am currently eating a delicious Mutsu apple with delicious local raw sheep's milk cheese...I grew up on an apple orchard in Aptos and fondly remember creating delicious fresh apple cider and Apple Brown Betty during harvest time. My parents still live up on the orchard, and I'm hoping I'll be able to show them some new ways this season to get their apples to yield their deliciousness!!

By: deborah kennedy | Oct 22, 2010 07:51 PM | Permalink
Apple pie and crisps are my husband's favorite desserts and he happens to think I make the best around. I am looking forward to teaching my 12 year old daughter the art of baking and making her daddy his favorites.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 07:51 PM | Permalink
I live in Illinois and there are apples everywhere!!! This cook book looks great!! And everyone around here loves apples!!!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 07:37 PM | Permalink
I just made an apple pie this week, but not entirely happy with the results. This ought to help!!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 07:27 PM | Permalink
Oh wow! That picture on the cover is making my mouth water. My favorite apples are Golden Delicious but I'm always amazed at how many varieties there are. Yum yum!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 06:48 PM | Permalink
Yum...fresh crisp apples with a hint of tartness, so good right off the tree. We found an old old apple tree here on the property with small yummy apples on it that we pick each fall.

By: valentina | Oct 22, 2010 06:47 PM | Permalink
my grandmother made the best apple pies around. everyone loved her pies. that was really the only american thing she could bake. she came from southern italy when she was eighteen.

By: Janelle Rickermann | Oct 22, 2010 05:54 PM | Permalink
Grandma had an apple tree of the Northern Spy variety--the start was courtesy of her relatives in New England. I haven't tasted one in years, but I have fond memories of sitting on a horizontal branch of that tree and eating slightly green apples while my little sister searched in vain for me on the ground below....

By: | Oct 22, 2010 05:08 PM | Permalink
It looks like a lovely book! I'm always looking for wonderful new apple recipes. One of our family's favorite fruits. Thanks!

Rene' Mewes

By: | Oct 22, 2010 04:56 PM | Permalink
I am learning to nourish the body with Earth's bounty rather than heavily processed foods. Apples are a welcome addition to my diet, as they have many benefits and ways to use.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 04:55 PM | Permalink
I love everything about apples, with the exception of the yellow jackets that are attracted to them too.

By: Vickie Oen | Oct 22, 2010 04:37 PM | Permalink
Apples are one of those fruits that you can use for savory or sweet dishes! And I am truely blessed to have several neighbors who share boxes full with me!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 04:36 PM | Permalink
Besides loving to visit my grandmother in Woburn MA, I loved eating the golden apples that grew in her neighbor's yard. New York City, where I lived in the 1930s, didn't have such delights.The next best thing about those visits was putting the crab apple jelly that my grandmother made from her apple trees, on my morning toast. Such memories make my mouth water.

Terry Pitt-- Milford, CT

By: sandy elles | Oct 22, 2010 04:32 PM | Permalink
Just harvested and cooked up a batch of applesauce from my fuji apple tree. Would love to have more recipes!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 04:29 PM | Permalink
Tarte Tatin (and apples!) is my favorite dessert....yum!!!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 04:23 PM | Permalink
I love the Honeycrisp Apples, but they are in season for too short a time. Any suggestions on a similar apple in taste and texture?

I bet I would love this cookbook too!

By: Linda Lowe | Oct 22, 2010 04:17 PM | Permalink
I love apple recipes. I love cooking with apples, love the smell of apples cooking and love the taste of apples whether with an entree or as a dessert!

By: rachael lydick | Oct 22, 2010 03:38 PM | Permalink
Apples are one of my kids's favorite fruit but for me apple harvest time signals the start of fall and the approaching cool nights/days with crisps winds blowing!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 03:36 PM | Permalink
APPLES, APPLES are the magical food for me. I have always been drawn to the world of apples. I find this world of smells, tastes, color and form most primal. My mind and body are drawn to the ancient apple. When I am lonely or mentally down, I bake an apple. The lore, the growth process, the glory of the apple on the branch or on a plate leaves me in a glorious state of love and peace. I feel energized and alive in the world of apples whether at a farmer's table or in an orchard. Last spring my two year old apple tree produced two perfect apples. I spent the day of picking with camera, cheese and wine to savor the glory of those two lovely succulent apples. The photo is on my wall.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 03:25 PM | Permalink
I love apple recipes. This should be a great book.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 03:23 PM | Permalink
Last month, we visited my sister in Wisconsin, and she took us apple picking in an orchard. We "tasted" each apple tree, and then picked only the apples we all enjoyed. I am looking forward to sharing many apple recipes with her.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 03:02 PM | Permalink
I would love to add this wonderful cookbook to my collection!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:59 PM | Permalink
I am always looking for new apple recipes. Apples are not only good for us but taste fabulous when cooked with the old standards cinnamon and a little sugar in any recipe. Now that we know how good the benefits of cinnamon are too,.. I look forward to making apple desserts as much as possible.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:53 PM | Permalink
I would love to see new recipes using apples. They are indeed a wholesome food that I like to include in my cooking and baking.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:45 PM | Permalink
I am a summer person, but love cooking in the fall. Stews and soups...things in the oven. Would love an apple cook book!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:36 PM | Permalink
Apples like garlands on trees stir memories about the grace of spring flowers sprinkled like diamonds on branches with promises that winter has fallen away. Nature's gift of love is evident in ripe, juicy, colorful apples.

Apples in home cooked dishes stir heartfelt emotions for the love, family, and connection to nature as we sit together to reap the enjoyment in one another's company, while sharing the pleasure of the pure delicious taste of apples and nourish our souls once again. Cooks offer gifts of love in preparing foods with apples for the pleasure of sharing.

By: Patricia Peters | Oct 22, 2010 02:30 PM | Permalink
I planted a red delicious apple tree about 25 years ago. For the past many years because of neglect, I would get small, knobby apples. Two years ago I pruned the tree and this year the apples are large and beautiful. Many of them have some black spots but they are still the perfect organic apple to me. I waited until they were deep red to pick and now I have 3 baskets of delicious organic red delicious apples. This cookbook will help guide me with what to do with all these apples.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:28 PM | Permalink
New England has a lot of apple tradition, as do many areas around the country.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 02:24 PM | Permalink
Yum-apples! Could use a few good recipes!

By: Barbara Palermo | Oct 22, 2010 02:24 PM | Permalink
I like apples just about anyway they can be eaten!!!!!!!!

By: Felisa Manor | Oct 22, 2010 02:06 PM | Permalink
MMMMmmmmm I was raced where Apple Trees are everywhere along roads and gardens. I really miss the fruit trees. I miss sitting in the tree and eating of it. It is sad my kids will not experience that.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:59 PM | Permalink
So many cookbooks assume that summer goes on forever. . . but commitment to cooking & eating locally has to revere seasonal gifts, like apples. What a fine cookbook this would be for autumn foodcraft!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:59 PM | Permalink
Apples are the great equalizer fruit. They are everywhere and and easily accessible for everyone year round, although they just say fall to me. They can be enjoyed by all as they can be eaten in so many forms, including right off the tree and prepared in both sweet and savory ways. They are beautiful and varied in their appearance, flavor and texture. A great way to teach kids about foods that are good for them. Whether we wake up on a snowy morning and make homemade applesauce to enjoy with breakfast or create anticipation with the spicy aroma of my mothers paper bag apple pie as it bakes and cools all afternoon or stuff the Sunday pork roast with a savory apple stuffing, we love them, use them, enjoy them. Viva la pomme!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:58 PM | Permalink
The saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" must have some foundation in truth! I live in Georgia. Each year, it didn't seem like fall until we took that first trip to the North Georgia mountains. We would look at the beautiful fall colors and sample fresh apples and cider from the many roadside stands. Ahhh, those were the days.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:57 PM | Permalink
I'm not the biggest apple pie fan...maybe because I'm still looking for a perfect recipe but a cookbook about things other than apple pie sounds amazing!!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:58 PM | Permalink
I remember to this day as a young child my brother and I playing under the kitchen table while our mother sang quietly to herself as she prepared an apple pie. The warmth and aroma of apples filled our home as it baked.

Many an afternoon was spent setting high up in our apple tree surrounded by the blossoms watching my grandfather and his mare Pet tend the fields.

As a young teenager, apple pie was the first homemade baked item my mother taught me to fix. Baked apples remain a favorite in our home to this day.

I appreciate the opportunity to win such a cookbook...looking at the cover, I can taste the aroma of baking apples from here.

By: Wendy Menzel | Oct 22, 2010 01:44 PM | Permalink
Who doesn't love a good apple pie!? This cookbook sounds great for new ideas! Personally, I really like Emeril Lagasse's recipe for simmered apples with butternut squash. It makes a great side dish for fall dinners.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:42 PM | Permalink
I'm dying to try the tart tatin on the cover. My mouth is watering already. And I'm also very interested in adding other apple-as-the-main-star dishes to my fall/winter recipes. Can't wait to try them!

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:36 PM | Permalink
i love to make cheesecake topped with sliced granny smith apples, pecans and cinammon sugar.

By: | Oct 22, 2010 01:24 PM | Permalink
My favorite dessert by far is apple crumble - the original old fashioned version where the crumble consists entirely of flour, butter and sugar - and the right kind of apples underneath.

By: virginia lamb falconer | Oct 22, 2010 01:23 PM | Permalink
Unlike bread, I do believe man (and everyone else) could quite possibly live on apples alone, such is my love for this amazing and versatile fruit. This cookbook sounds right up my alley. Happy apple season to all!

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