‘Apples of Uncommon Character’
In his classic ‘A Geography of Oysters,’ author Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. On Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m., he does the same for our favorite fruit in a discussion and slideshow at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vt. showing us that there is more beyond Red Delicious and Honeycrisp. Supermarkets limit their offerings to a few options, but apple trees with lives spanning generations are producing characterful varieties, now being rediscoved. A delicious diversity of apples is out there. Jacobsen has written for the New York Times, Harper’s, Outside, Mother Jones and others. His work has been anthologized in ‘The Best American Science & Nature Writing’ and ’Best Food Writing’ collections. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com.