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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Recipe Index
Acknowledgments

• Chapter  One:  Introduction •
Why an Apple Book?
A Brief History of the Apple
The Wild World of Apple Genetics
How to Use This Book

• Chapter Two:  Apple Varieties: A Complete Primer •
How to Match the Apple to the Recipe
Apple Varieties: The Cheat Sheet
59 Great Apple Varieties: An In-Depth Guide
How to Tell If an Apple Is Fresh
Do Apples Express Terroir?

• Chapter Three: Cooking Tips and Pantry Notes•
Tips and Techniques
Ingredient Notes
Tools of the Trade

• Chapter Four: Soups and Starters•
The Fruit of the Future: Inside the Cornell Apple Breeding Program

• Chapter Five: Vegetable Entrees, Sides, and Salads•
The Gift of Graft: A Visit to Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts

• Chapter Six: Poultry, Meat, and Fish Entrees•
Fruit from the Desert: New Mexico’s Hidden Apple Country

• Chapter Seven: Pancakes, Donuts, Biscuits, and Breads •
On Heirlooms and Cider: A Visit to Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire

• Chapter Eight: Pies, Crisps, Cobblers, Buckles, and Betties•
The Business of Apples: A Tour of Washington’s Wenatchee Valley, “Apple Capital of the World”
The Best Apples for Pie

• Chapter Nine: Dumplings, Bakes, Cakes, and Puddings•
Rediscovering Forgotten Fruits: The Preservation Orchards of Palermo, Maine

• Chapter Ten: Condiments and Cocktails •

• Chapter Eleven: Beyond Baking: Apple Festivals, Products, and Pairings •
A Select List of American Apple Festivals
Where to Buy Fresh Apples by Mail
Favorite Apple Products, from Cider Donuts to Vinegar
Cider: Twenty Favorite Labels, with Tasting Notes
Pairing Cider and Cheese

Bibliography

Index

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