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Rowan Jacobsen has 2 upcoming events.

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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Oct
14
Rowan Jacobsen - October 14
Galaxy Bookshop, Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm
We welcome Rowan Jacobsen for a book signing and apple tasting on Tuesday, October 14th, at 7 p.m., highlighting Rowan's beautiful new book, Apples of uncommon character. The book is both a guide to over one hundred varieties of heirloom apples and a cookbook celebrating the flavors of the fruit in sweet and savory dishes. Accompanied by full color photos of apples of all colors, shapes, and textures, Apples of uncommon character is a real treasure for apple lovers, whether they grow, cook, or simply enjoy eating the delectable fall fruit.

Take a look at The Salt's review of this book and another from The Washington Post.

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