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Apples: From Heirlooms To The Obscure

Hewes Crab, Zabergau Reinette, Winter Banana, Twenty Ounce Pippin, Summer Rambo, Sheepnose, Westfield Seek-No-Further, Arkansas Black.

You’d be excused if you couldn’t identify these as varieties of apples. There are hundreds, from the common MacIntosh and Red Delicious to the lesser known Smokehouse and Pixie Crunch.

Acclaimed food writer and James Beard Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen has written a new book, “Apples of Uncommon Character: 123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics & Little-Known Wonders.” He joins us to share what he’s learned about apples that are best for baking, eating, saucing and storing away for later.

Here are upcoming book signing dates for Rowan Jacobsen:

Phoenix Books, talk & tasting
September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

Let’s Talk About Food, Boston, talk & tasting
September 27 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm    

Bear Pond Books, talk & tasting
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Black Trumpet Bistro, cider & apple dinner
October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm    

Scott Farm, signing & tasting
October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  

Galaxy Bookshop, talk & tasting
October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Northshire Bookstore, talk & tasting
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

South End Kitchen, Burlington, apple dinner & book signing
October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Broadcast live on Tuesday, September 23 at noon.