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: Seth Seeger | Oct 21, 2010 11:55 PM | Permalink

By: Kathy Vimont | Oct 21, 2010 11:52 PM | Permalink
I grew up in an apple orchard in western Michigan. Crisp afternoons this time of year still remind me of the smells of autumn, and the unforgettable crunch of the season's first apple, ripe off the tree. I'd love to read about the apple lore promised in this cookbook. Good memories.

By: Kim Dexter | Oct 21, 2010 11:51 PM | Permalink
I love to travel to nearby apple orchards, buying the sweet, juicy, organic apples by the bushel, then sharing them with friends and family! I sometimes get a freshly made apple pie, or some other homemade goodie in return!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 11:27 PM | Permalink
I look forward to autumn and apple harvest time every year. And if "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", then this book will surely provide lots of tasty ways to accomplish this!

By: Lynne Binkley | Oct 21, 2010 11:14 PM | Permalink
Just looking at the cover makes me want this cookbook. I love apples and am in the process of trying to eat lots more fruits and vegetables. This looks like an ideal way to accomplish that!!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 11:13 PM | Permalink
Roasted butternut squash and apple soup made with apples, squash, and leeks from the local farm...need I say more?

By: | Oct 21, 2010 11:08 PM | Permalink
The first apples of the season are first on my list and second on my list is my own personal deep dish apple pie. I always make serveral extras to put in the freezer ready for Thanksgiving baking. I would love to be one of the lucky winners!!!!! Virginia, TX

By: Sophia Tseng | Oct 21, 2010 11:02 PM | Permalink
Few things are as wonderful yet simple as the Tarte Tatin. I first tasted this at a dessert buffet at the Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong--it was rum-infused and life changing. :) My current recipe is from the New York times dessert cookbook and it's a very good one, and I love making this for family and friends. One day I'll visit Normandy and have the real, authentic thing--but in the meantime would love to page through the apple harvest book and try my hand at their version!

By: John and Sue Guldseth | Oct 21, 2010 11:02 PM | Permalink
Come to Cherry Valley for apples. Our friend Scott Riley is selling a huge box of u picks for @$10...overabundance this year and the best apples, organically grown. He is open 10--5 Saturdays...Mile High Ranch! You'll love it! Without the cost and crowds of Oak for one young boy said after u picking, "This is the best day of my life!."

By: | Oct 21, 2010 11:00 PM | Permalink
Few things are as wonderful yet simple as the Tarte Tatin. I first tasted this at a dessert buffet at the Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong--it was rum-infused and life changing. :) My current recipe is from the New York times dessert cookbook and it's a very good one, and I love making this for family and friends. One day I'll visit Normandy and have the real, authentic thing--but in the meantime would love to page through the apple harvest book and try my hand at their version!

By: Mary Murphy | Oct 21, 2010 10:24 PM | Permalink
I love the fall and I directly connect that fall feeling to apples. Love to get apples at the farmer's market and try different kinds. Missed the Zestar apples (Minnesota apple) because they come so early and are done, but did get an abundance of my favorite, the Fireside apple. Most people around here love the Haralson but that's a bit too tart for me, while Honeycrisp is a bit too sweet - but Fireside - that's perfect! I'd like to try some new recipes for apples.

By: Joyce Howlett | Oct 21, 2010 10:22 PM | Permalink
I love apples! I make tons of apple butter every year and apple salads for every family gathering. I lost 3 of my apple trees due to utilities trimming but have replanted and some day will have my own again. Meanwhile, I buy from a neighbior. You can not beat a fresh picked apple!

By: Rosemary Mindiola | Oct 21, 2010 10:16 PM | Permalink
I remember when I was very young staying on my Aunts Apple Orchard Ranch in Washington State and waking up to the sweet smell of home-made apple sauce. She was making very large batches of apple sauce and asked if I would like some. I come from a very large family and any type of treats were few and far between and if we were lucky enough to get a treat we didn't get a lot. I said YES and she gave me a big bowl of it. She gave me seconds and I was in heaven!

My mom used to make this wonderful apple cobbler and when she passed away her recipe went with her. I never learned how to make it and have never found a recipe that comes close to what she made. When I smell fresh apples it brings back those wonderful memories of a long time ago!

By: Hilla Abel | Oct 21, 2010 10:15 PM | Permalink
I love the versatility of apples. There's so much to do with apples, that getting my CSA apple share for the winter is never boring. Looking forward to the checking out this book!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 10:08 PM | Permalink
So many wonderful things to do with great apples! And organic apples in my AM fresh juice is the best!

By: Selina Perry | Oct 21, 2010 10:06 PM | Permalink

By: | Oct 21, 2010 10:05 PM | Permalink
Every year there is a local apple "fair" close to where I live and it is amazing how many different things can be made with apples. Of course, the classics like apple pie are my family''s favorite. We are always looking forward to this season.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 09:59 PM | Permalink
We have been enjoying the Champayne variety, though maybe not the best use, the apple crisp is heavenly, but mainly been eating fresh for most meals. Friend gave me unknown variety and the sauce was very good. Will be fun to enjoy the sauce later in the year, also.

Love the fresh apples for they add so much to each meal!


By: Nonie Eakle | Oct 21, 2010 09:55 PM | Permalink
I am in the Southeast and local apples are harder to come by - but, I look forward to the "hunt" I go on at local farmer's markets and CSA's to find special apples each season.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 09:47 PM | Permalink
Won 1st prize at the fair for my organic applesauce this fall! So I picked several bushels of apples this week and am off to make more applesauce.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 09:26 PM | Permalink
Help! I just picked 2 bushels of (3 varieties) of apples. It's time for my daughter and I to can our yearly batch of applesauce, sliced apples, and apple butter. A tip for making a great applesauce is "don't peel the apples". Just cut them in quarters add a cup or 2 of cider and simmer until they are mushy. Put through a food mill ... and that's it! Lots of color and vitamins make for good and easy sauce. Of course sugar or honey and cinnamon are optional additions. I could use some other apple ideas and the cookbook by Frank Browning looks like a fine addition to any apple lovers kitchen

By: | Oct 21, 2010 09:22 PM | Permalink
We live very close to apple orchards and it is great to go apple picking and enjoy some locally grown produce.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 09:20 PM | Permalink
I live in north Florida and there are only a few types of apples we can grow here but I always try to make the best of what we can get locally and then buy organic. Love good cookbooks that help us make the best of a good thing

By: Regina Holland | Oct 21, 2010 09:18 PM | Permalink
We're so lucky to have good local orchards within a 45-minute drive of us. When I get apples there, I know they're fresh, and they have so much flavor. My favorites are Honeycrisp and Cameo, but this year we've gotten some Stayman-Winesaps that are almost too huge for one person to eat. Sharing is good, too, though! I would love to have some new apple recipes so I could look forward even more to my favorite season of the year.

By: Linda Jacobs | Oct 21, 2010 09:15 PM | Permalink
Ahh...apples! Living in southern Florida for the last 6 years has caused my heart and senses to ache for the sweet, tart bite of the freshed picked NY apples. Growing up not far from our local ochard the schools would take "field trips" to the apple orchard each autumn. We would wonderously watch cider being pressed, crates upon crates of perfectly ripe apples being picked and stacked by the wayside, squashes sporting kaleidoscopes of color! Always and ever present was the glorious aroma of the apples! Even to this day that miraculous scent can transport me back to my childhood. A less hectic, simpler era where the apple meant a new year of school, rustling of leaves in the wind, the first frost and nip in the air, the coming of Halloween! Ahh...apples.

By: Mary Perez | Oct 21, 2010 08:57 PM | Permalink
I love to eat organically grown apples so there is no worry and the peeling can also be enjoyed without any concern of chemicals:) When I bite into a fresh,organic apple it takes me back to my childhood when there were more local farmers and farms and less brick and mortar supermarkets with produce that is so tired from it's long trip. :(

By: Beth Stockdale | Oct 21, 2010 08:50 PM | Permalink
Living in Michigan, fall is one of my most favorite times of the year & one of the contributing factors is the apple harvest. This year, I've already made apple sauce and apple pie filling. I've been to the cider mill several times. Nothing beats fall in Michigan or the apples it brings!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:47 PM | Permalink
The first crisp, cool days of September always make my mouth water for a sweet-tart, crisp, fresh apple. That first one is so very special and is a preview of all the apple treats to come. It is such a pleasure to eat so very locally and well in the fall in the Northeast.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:44 PM | Permalink
My mother always made her own apple sauce -- enough to last past way past Chanuka's latkes and into the Spring. In the fall, we'd go apple picking but those apples were reserved for eating or strudel or pies. The best apples for making apple sauce were from the slightly bruised "seconds" sold for half price which we'd find in the back of our local orchard, (know by everyone as "The Orchards"). I loved a trip to "The Orrchards". It meant a cup of apple cider and a fresh apple cider donut! My mother is gone. But I've inherited her foley mill, her recipe, and her penchant for filling the freezer with fall's bounty -- containers of what my kids still call "grandma sauce."

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:18 PM | Permalink
Fall was alway a great time for apples. My English grandmother made deliceous apple pies with nutmeg and cinnimum while Roumanian grandmother made pies with red apples for sweet pies and tart pies from green apple the old world way. Along with all the other canning that would happen about this time made live in those days as wonderful times. Part of that has been forgotten in our fast pace world of Ipods and HD TV. I do long to put down the electronic gagets put the hand back into the soils, pick the fruits and vegetable by hand to enjoy the company of other in the great outdoors. (Younger I was caught in the orchard and helped over the fence by some rock salt by the local farmer. Put a little salt on the apples for lesson learnt.) There are many who know the taste of a good tarte tatin, the smells of peeled apples, with flour in the air, rolling pie dough over a pie pan. Perhaps there with be others of the younger generation who appreciating creativity of the hands and will continue the tradition of that quent essensial American homemade apple pie.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:14 PM | Permalink
Growing up with a small family orchard gave me an appreciation for the wonderful seasonal joys of apples. Semi-dwarf trees fit in just about any yard and make a great addition to your gardening plans.

By: Greg Gould | Oct 21, 2010 08:13 PM | Permalink
By: Aimee Hachigian-Gould (Greg's wife)

I love to bake and have won many cooking contests for all kinds of decadent creations and have even been to the Pillsbury Bake-Off as a contestant. But no matter, whenever I ask my husband what he wants for dessert. the answer is always "apple pie!" And what is not to like? It says "home" and each baker has their own delicious version. The varieties are endless. Double crust? Streusel? Brown sugar? Ice cream or whipped cream on top? The variations are endless. I would love to see what this cookbook has to offer and so would my wonderful husband!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:09 PM | Permalink
There is not 1 day that passes where I am not eating an apple. I always check out the apples when shopping and can almost guarantee they will find their way into my cart to go home with. RBachran

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:08 PM | Permalink
Who does not love apples! So healthy for us, and delicious. Now that Fall is upon us, it is the perfect time to spend with a GREAT cookbook featuring apple receipes.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:07 PM | Permalink
This cookbook looks incredible! I love apple season and apple picking with the kids.

By: Angela Sianjina | Oct 21, 2010 08:04 PM | Permalink
I value the lore included in the cookbook. I think our heritage is being lost and we must work to preserve it. I love cookbooks that tie heritage and history with recipes. I enjoy sharing that heritage and history with my children as we cook together as well as with family and friends as we share meals. Thus, I would greatly enjoy receiving a cookbook with new recipes and history.

By: Lee Seater | Oct 21, 2010 08:02 PM | Permalink
There is nothing that signifies fall and the upcoming winter more than the apple harvest. Whether in a pie or as a "relish" for brined pork roast, they are delicious and comforting!

By: Sunny | Oct 21, 2010 07:57 PM | Permalink
My best friend has an apple obsession that has fueled my own which was started by my father. My dad has requested an apple pie for every birthday I can remember. The man knows a good thing. :)

By: Carol Kocsis | Oct 21, 2010 07:44 PM | Permalink
When my age was still in single digits, my dad would take me to a sweet-smelling orchard where we picked golden delicious; to this day I think of him when I bite into a golden. These days, apples are picked for me by friends at North Star Orchard. My house, today, is as sweet-smelling as that long-ago orchard, as I process slices of apple in my dehydrator for winter treats.

By: Marika Grossman | Oct 21, 2010 07:44 PM | Permalink
One of the best things that happened to me is to live in an Apple side of our country - great to see another book about apples!

By: Miss Alyssa | Oct 21, 2010 07:41 PM | Permalink
what an awesome giveaway!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 07:41 PM | Permalink
That cookbook looks so amazing, and I hope to add it to my collection!

By: Veronica | Oct 21, 2010 07:35 PM | Permalink
I sooo want to eat that whole pie on the cover. I love apple and butternut squash soup in the fall

By: | Oct 21, 2010 07:34 PM | Permalink
We have an apple tree in our backyard and are always searching for new ways to use the tasty fruit!

By: Pat Bitton | Oct 21, 2010 07:33 PM | Permalink
I'd be really interested to see what the authors do around heritage apples and how to make the most of the variety of flavor profiles available. I'm a relative new/late-comer to good food appreciation, so every new book is an exploration into new and exciting territory.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 07:30 PM | Permalink
This is one of my favorite sites. I do a lot of canning and get a lot of help here! Applesauce is my ultimate winning fruit for family and friends! Thanks for being here for me & others!!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 08:06 PM | Permalink
My Mum & I love Granny Smith apples with their crisp bite & tartness, lets you know that your are alive. An apple 45 minutes before a meal helps you curb you appetite. It is true an apple a day keeps the doc away. Good Health to everyone. Relax, take it easy, enjoy life.



By: | Oct 21, 2010 07:24 PM | Permalink
Hooray for local harvest, for everyone who is turing back to slow food, and to those who never left the understanding of slow food and its joys and virtues.

Can't hardly get more iconic than apples -- and with 7,000 or so different kinds, life is not long enough to try them all.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 07:22 PM | Permalink
I remember going apple picking every fall with my parents and grandparents in Putnam County New York. Those were the days.

By: Susan Honstein | Oct 21, 2010 07:13 PM | Permalink
The tarte tatin looks yummy!!

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