The Apple Source Book by Sue Clifford And Angela King
Launched in 1990, Apple Day is celebrated in more than 600 events around the country and abroad. Now with Apple Day 'coming of age' 18 years after its birth, "The Apple Source Book" is a celebration of the 2,000 or more varieties of apple we can grow in these islands, with their distinctive flavours, uses, places of origin stories and associated customs. It is a wealth of information including recipes, a county gazetteer of apple varieties, specialist nurseries, suppliers of fruit, orchard groups, as well as Apple Day ideas such as wassailing, juice pressing and cider making. In this lovingly compiled treasure trove of a book, you can enjoy the richness and variety of Britain's most fascinating and little-known traditions. Taking the apple as a symbol of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity that we should not let slip away, "The Apple Source Book" shows just how important variety and richness are to our local communities, and demonstrates that you can make a difference. Written and designed with the combination of style and innovation that made "England in Particular" such a success, "The Apple Source Book" will change the way you look at apples forever.