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Rowan Jacobsen has 2 upcoming events.

Sep
25
Rowan Jacobsen: Apples of Uncommon Character (Burlington)
Phoenix Books Burlington, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm
Explore Apples of uncommon character with renowned food writer Rowan Jacobsen.

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.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In his classic A geography of oysters, Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. Now he does the same for our favorite fruit, showing us that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious—and even Honeycrisp. While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations are producing characterful varieties—and now they are in the midst of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new designer breeds, a delicious diversity of apples is out there for the eating.

Apples have strong personalities, ranging from crabby to wholesome. The Black Oxford apple is actually purple, and looks like a plum. The Knobbed Russet looks like the love child of a toad and a potato. (But don’t be fooled by its looks.) The D’Arcy Spice leaves a hint of allspice on the tongue. Cut Hidden Rose open and its inner secret is revealed.

Apples of uncommon character shows us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen collected specimens both common and rare from all over North America, selecting 120 to feature, including the best varieties for eating, baking, and hard-cider making. Each is accompanied by a photograph, history, lore, and a list of characteristics. The book also includes 20 recipes, savory and sweet, resources for buying and growing, and a guide to the best apple festivals. It’s a must-have for every foodie.

Rowan Jacobsen is one of the best writers reporting on, and thinking about, food today. Period.” —Michael Ruhlman, author of The Soul of a Chef and Ratio

DATE & TIME: Thursday, September 25th at 7pm

LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington

EVENT FORMAT: Rowan will discuss the delicious diversity of Vermont's favorite fruit and present an accompanying slide show. We'll have have heirloom apples to taste, and copies of Apples of uncommon character will be available to purchase and have signed. ADMISSION: This event is FREE and open to all.

Location: Street: 191 Bank Street Additional: City: Burlington, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05401 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
16
Rowan Jacobsen - Apples of Uncommon Character - Slideshow and discussion
Northshire Bookstore, Thursday, October 16 at 7pm
In his classic A Geography of Oysters, Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. Now he does the same for our favorite fruit, showing us that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious—and even Honeycrisp.

While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations are producing characterful varieties—and now they are in the midst of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new designer breeds, a delicious diversity of apples is out there for the eating.

With more than 150 art-quality color photographs, Apples of uncommon character shows us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen collected specimens both common and rare from all over North America, selecting 120 to feature, including the best varieties for eating, baking, and hard-cider making. Each is accompanied by a photograph, history, lore, and a list of characteristics. The book also includes 20 recipes, savory and sweet, resources for buying and growing, and a guide to the best apple festivals. It’s a must-have for every foodie.

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.

Location: Street: 4869 Main St Additional: City: Manchester Center, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05255 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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