Book Recommendation: The Apple Source Book
The Apple Source Book is written by Sue Clifford and Angela Hill of Common Ground, a truly inspirational organisation which aims to promote local distinctiveness. The book encapsulates the ethos of Common Ground, emphasizing the importance of variety and celebrating the folklore and customs associated with apples. It contains a wealth of practical advice on apple identification, local varieties, orchards, cider-making, wildlife and specialist suppliers of fruit trees. In addition to this, there is also a mouthwatering array of apple-related recipes from people such as Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, Sophie Grigson, Rose Prince and Nigel Slater. As well as being a useful book this is also a very attractive book, with wonderful, whimsical illustrations throughout. It would make a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in apples, orchards or traditional english culture. You can read an extract from the book here.