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 21, 2010 05:56 PM | Permalink
Apples are such a nutrious food source, and this year they are so plentiful..I'd like new ways of preparing them...Ginny

By: Marianne & Scott Henze | Oct 21, 2010 05:53 PM | Permalink
Looks like an awesome addition to the cooking library shelf! Who doesn't love an apple dish in the fall!

By: Gudalupe Garcia | Oct 21, 2010 05:50 PM | Permalink
I love fall and the fruits that it brings! A little sad this year though because I started a small garden and will miss my harvests and toiling int he garden. Hey.....how about a food preservation tab w/ tips and how to's?

By: Christine Geaney | Oct 21, 2010 05:49 PM | Permalink
Are there any entree recipes for one of my favorites golden delicious apples?

By: Philip Henderson | Oct 21, 2010 05:45 PM | Permalink
My wife and I always look forward to this time of the year for the local apple festivals and all the great food that comes into season. We would love to have a new cookbook to use with our bounty of apples!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:42 PM | Permalink
Apples are one of my favorite things about Fall. My favorite great uncle worked at an apple orchard on the East coast. I have very fond memories our of our yearly trip to visit him at the orchard and loading up on apples and apple cider. Macintosh and Cortlands are my favorite!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:39 PM | Permalink
I can smell the sweet aroma of an apple orchard as I write this. Having moved to the West from Michigan apple country, I miss this quintessential sign of autumn. But I do my best to secure many of the apple varieties in my local area and would love a cookbook that helps me utilize them more creatively.

By: G. Kunkel | Oct 21, 2010 05:38 PM | Permalink

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:38 PM | Permalink
My family (4 daughters!!) loves apples. We use apples in many many recipes and dehydrate for storage as well. I collect cookbooks and am always look for new and creative ways to use apples. Thanks!!!

By: Karen Wynn | Oct 21, 2010 05:37 PM | Permalink
I am new to cooking and we love apples here in our house. I am always looking for yummy recipes. Thank you for considering me.

Karen

By: Kim Thompson | Oct 21, 2010 05:36 PM | Permalink
I am a collector of all kinds of cookbooks. I think there is something in every different cookbook that I can learn. I love to read them.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:36 PM | Permalink
I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother making Apple Stack Cakes. The Apples came from the trees in their backyard and were delicious no matter how you ate them. She would put her homemade apple sauce between thin 'cakes', usually 12 or so, and then we would slice it like you would a cake. My Mother also made wonderful Fried Apple Pies. Thanks for the memories!

Carl Little

By: Hector Lucero | Oct 21, 2010 05:37 PM | Permalink
I love apples; baked, steamed, in a salad, as desert....I even peeled, cored and cubed a crisp Fuji the other day and added to my cottage cheese...my new morning snack! Would love a copy of the cookbook! I promise to try two recipes each week and post back with results of each.....

By: Cheri Howard | Oct 21, 2010 05:27 PM | Permalink
I am fortunate to live near a "collective" of apple growers (among other items) and these growers have made "Apple Hill" a yearly tradition. These growers have only one main worry - the increasing temperatures overall.

Some farms have been lost because they were at a lower elevation. As we know, most apple trees need a cold period to produce the best produce. Now only about 55% of Apple Hill is used for apple production. Grape growers, pumpkin patches, berry patches, mandarins, and peaches/nectarines have replaced the apples in the lower elevation. I am glad this land is used for other delicious produce but I miss the older orchards

This cookbook sounds incredible. Please enter me into your drawing.

Thanks!

By: Sabrina Harbison | Oct 21, 2010 05:22 PM | Permalink
I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and this fall I have been obsessed with apples. Perfect timing!

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By: Nanci Scrabonia | Oct 21, 2010 05:18 PM | Permalink
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, apples were only available in supermarkets. As a child Mom always gave me a small Macintosh with my school lunch. She would always recite, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away" and I ate my apple daily, not only because I liked it, but so I wouldn't have to go to the doctor! The Mac was only apple we ate, probably because it was also small enough that I would finish the whole thing, which made Mom very happy. I always thought that if I swallowed the seeds, an apple tree would grow in my stomach so I was very careful!! Many years later, we live near apple orchards, and appreciate the taste and versatility of many different varieties of apples. They remain a daily part of my life. Thank you for bringing me back to some wonderful memories...

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:15 PM | Permalink
Though I am not yet tired of apple bars, drunken apples, apple pie, apple frittata, and on and on . . . A new cookbook just for apples would be wonderful!

By: Ewa Rowinski | Oct 21, 2010 05:16 PM | Permalink
As soon as Fall arrives I pull out my apple recipes....one of my favorites is a Polish recipe handed down from a dear aunt. Over the years it has become a must-have dessert at our family gatherings. Not only is it scrumptious, but there are many memories associated with this treat. I would love to add this apple lore book to my library

By: Charlotte Tolley | Oct 21, 2010 05:15 PM | Permalink
I could never have too many apple recipes! Planning on my annual orchard visit this weekend.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:15 PM | Permalink
We are a family of apple lovers in New Market, MD!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:13 PM | Permalink
There's nothing better than a fresh, crisp, tart apple!

By: Judy Inboden | Oct 21, 2010 05:13 PM | Permalink
I love the fall - especially for all of the great home-baked treats we can make with locally grown apples. I can hardly wait to get to the orchard this weekend!

By: Kim Brown | Oct 21, 2010 05:06 PM | Permalink
The smell of apples cooking with spices is intoxicating. I love this time of year when I can buy bushels of apples and get lost in the kitchen creating wonderful sauces and desserts with them. The apples baking fill the house with such a wonderful aroma.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 05:05 PM | Permalink
Love Apples from Michigan the most!

By: gerhardt family farm | Oct 21, 2010 05:05 PM | Permalink
We can always us another apple recipe on our farm. We are winding down for winter with pumkins, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and of course pears and apples! I love Autumn! Gerhardt Family Farm

By: Debbie | Oct 21, 2010 05:03 PM | Permalink
Apples, can't live without them, from our Inn caramelized apples with oats and flax to Ginger batter baked apples with yogurt. We go every year not far form our Inn to pick apples, tasting along the way and thinking up new ideas. From freezing applesauce to drying, they are so versitle and delicious, we always go for the more unknown varieties in the heirloom family. We hope to begin planiting some here for Inn guests and us.

By: Emily Ockenfels | Oct 21, 2010 05:00 PM | Permalink
being a distant relation to Johnny Appleseed, Apples have been a big part of my life. I remember my grandmother and mother making the succulent pies every Fall when the apple season would roll around. As an adult, there is nothing better than wandering thru an orchard with a pick-your-own bag and collecting just the right fruit from the tree. Then taking home my treasures and canning applesauce, making pies and crisps, and just tossing a ripe juicy macon into my bag to snack on at work!!!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:57 PM | Permalink
There are so many wonderful recipes out here using apples. They are our favorite fruit in the fall as you can use them in desserts, with meat and with veggies. Mac's are my favorite for using in apple pies. We prefer an apple that cooks up or you could say mushes up.

Maxine

By: Andrea Spak | Oct 21, 2010 04:55 PM | Permalink
I just roasted a local organic free range chicken with apple cider! I love autumn apples and bake them every time the oven is on.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:55 PM | Permalink
It was love at first site...they looked so charming from the outside...spectacular colors...exhilarating smell...I was unable to resist...and then, I tried a bite and I instantly fell in love! So sweet and juicy...so yummy...an unforgettable experience. :P

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:53 PM | Permalink
Sigh, there's nothing like a juicy, upstate NY apple to put you in the harvest mood. It brings back such good memories of apple picking with my family. We'd grab some old pillowcases and fill them to the brim with tart Cortlands or juicy Macs. And nothing beats the smell of a fresh apple dessert baking, the aroma of cinnamon and sugar wafting through the air!

By: Christine | Oct 21, 2010 04:48 PM | Permalink
I was so spoiled having my pick (literally!) of delicious apples when I lived in Connecticut. Not the best selection in Florida, but I take advantage of the Winesaps and Honeycrisps for the short time they are available.

By: Christine Shuck | Oct 21, 2010 04:47 PM | Permalink
My husband is bad about eating leftovers...except when it comes to apple pie or apple crumble. Then look out, I'm lucky if I get a bite of it for myself!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:46 PM | Permalink
I love apples! In the fall and winter, my stand-by breakfast is oatmeal w chopped apple and raisins.

By: Debbie Carlson | Oct 21, 2010 04:40 PM | Permalink
Apples are the epitome of the fall harvest and underscore all the good things we think of when we reflect on the bounty of nature. Apples could easily be a symbol of the local food movement given the varieties of heirloom apples available. They're also one of the few fresh fruits we can still eat, even going into the dead of winter as several heirloom varieties can stay good for months with proper storage. What else smells so good baking?

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:39 PM | Permalink
I remember when I was a young girl my mother and I would go picking apples for the fall and winter months back in Chicago. That is when apples was good to me. I miss making good apple butter.

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:41 PM | Permalink
The beautiful photo on the cover of this book reminds me of one reason why I love Autumn in NY -- apple picking season! Apples are not only good for one's health, but they are also a very versatile fruit. I look forward to creating and eating the eclectic apple recipes from your book. --Julie

By: | Oct 21, 2010 04:38 PM | Permalink
Umm, apples. There's nothing like the smell of a sweet, ripe apple to take me back to the sunny days of my childhood spent in my Grandfather's little orchard. We would harvest his apples and then make pink applesauce with my Grandmother in her steamy, fragrant kitchen.

By: Clinton V Dudley | Oct 21, 2010 04:35 PM | Permalink
Eat your apples people.

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

By: Veronica Erdmann | Oct 21, 2010 04:21 PM | Permalink
I really enjoy apple season. the fruits keep well and taste yummy so many ways. my favorites for baking are the Rhode Island Greenings just-right tart and firm after baking. we try to freeze 'apple pie filling' each year. sliced and seasoned and packaged in bags they freeze well and compactly and work great for pies, sauce, pancakes, etc. no fuss!!

By: Cara Coe | Oct 21, 2010 04:20 PM | Permalink
Our fall family tradition includes trips to our local apple orchard to sample their apples, take photos in their pumpkin patch, and socialize with the farm cat. We are so lucky to be only 10 minutes from this great asset! What a great tradition to add to your fall repertoire. I can just imagine reading this to my two boys snuggled up under a blanket, drinking hot cider!

By: Annie Blackwell | Oct 21, 2010 04:17 PM | Permalink
I have discovered I love Macintosh apples! And living in Texas, I'm sure the ones I get here are not as good as they could be. I can't wait to try a Macintosh from apple country.

By: Nicole Sauter | Oct 21, 2010 04:17 PM | Permalink
Living in the south on the coast - I miss having really fresh apples. Thank goodness my brother brings them from the mountains when he comes to visit!

By: Christina ValenzuelaMease | Oct 21, 2010 04:10 PM | Permalink
I wish we had more local apple orchards closer to us. We kinda live in the middle of nothing. I'd like to find some local farms closer to me that offer picking. If anyone knows of any, PLEASE let me know. Currently stationed at Ft. Hood, (Killeen) Texas.

By: Ann Torp | Oct 21, 2010 04:04 PM | Permalink
We go apple picking every year and I always pick too many apples. I can't help myself because you can't get any better than fresh picked! I'd love to learn about more savory uses for apples.

By: Beth Fagundes | Oct 21, 2010 04:02 PM | Permalink
I just picked up 12# of apples last week and canned 9 pints of applesauce. Apples are so easy to work with and taste so wonderful. I am going to dehydrate this weekend and maybe make a crisp. I would love more ideas for using the wonderful fall fruit we can find here on the central coast of California!

Thanks! Beth Fagundes

By: | Oct 21, 2010 03:58 PM | Permalink
I bet the Orchard lore will turn up some very interesting stories. Would love to hear about them & try many recipes!

By: | Oct 21, 2010 03:56 PM | Permalink
Always on the lookout for good apple recipes. This book looks perfect!

By: stacy lundquist | Oct 21, 2010 03:54 PM | Permalink
I would love to win a copy of your book because this time of year always brings back memories of going to my grandma's house and helping do any number of wonderful things to the apples she picked from her Orchard. But alas, I have none of those recipes. You're book would no doubt help to recreate those happy times for me and my family.......sigh.....lol!! Now I have a craving for homemade Cinnamon Apple sauce. I hope to win!!!

Have a wonderful Fall!!

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