Heritage Apples: A New Sensation travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savour the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties—the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl—that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for some; for others they offer delicious, unexplored flavours and a connection to local farmers.
Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling apple facts. Identify the taste, appearance, and uses of 40 different heritage varieties and gain useful growing and harvesting information. Meet apple growers, cider-makers, and people fighting to preserve heritage apples, and join a lifestyle that embraces local and slow food movements. Then try the recipes! Create delicious apple-based dishes, such as Chickpea-Apple Curry, French Apple Clafouti, Tarte Tatin, Apple Brownies, Apple Pie, and more. Expand your knowledge of one of our most popular fruits and celebrate its history with Heritage Apples.
“Taking this bite into the world of heritage apples is not only informative and entertaining, but also inspiring. By capturing these tales of pioneering apple growers, future generations can move forward by staying connected to what has gone before.”
—Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero-Mile Diet
“You feel Lundy’s newly formed intrigue and fondness for this fruit in her 220-page, photo-rich book. It’s like a walk through a peaceful old apple orchard, where you get to meet friendly folk downright giddy about heritage apples.”
—Eric Akis / Times Colonist
"This is the book you will want to buy as a special gift for your sister, your mother, and your best friend. Even if your bedside table has a teetering stack of good books to choose from, this will be the one you reach for time and again to bask in the author’s witty and wise voice.” — Margot Fedoruk