The Comfort of Apples: Modern Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Favorite
The idea for The Comfort of Apples came to chefs Philip and Lauren Rubin when, after an afternoon spent picking apples at a local orchard, they looked at each other and wondered, ‘What do we do with them?’ Excited by the many uses for the humble apple, the authors here share nearly one hundred original recipes that will take the home cook beyond the basic recipes for breakfast, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In addition, they suggest the best apples for certain recipes, including many unconventional varieties that are showing up at green markets and farm stands across North America. Some of the mouthwatering recipes include Poached Eggs and Apple Butter; Crostini with Clams, Bacons, and Apples; Oysters with Apple and Lime Granite; Crisp Pork Belly with Lentils and Applesauce; Gnocchi with Cauliflower, Peas, and Apples; and Applesauce Spice Cake with Penuche Icing. As this beautifully illustrated book shows, apples can be julienned raw in a salad; poached whole in wine; used in the form of cider as a deglazing or braising liquid; fermented into warm drinks; or juiced and turned into sorbet. The list goes on.
C&B&R Featured Cook Janet, LaDue & Crew:
Though this cookbook is shy of photos, I was drawn to “The Comfort of Apples” by its vibrant cover and its unique dishes, all complemented by apples in their various forms. I love how the authors explain why a certain technique is key to the success of the dish. From apple butter to cider, as well as apples in their truest, most beautiful way, you will find yourself creating fabulous meals for the occasional dinner party, as well as dishes your family will love.
Ready to experience the comfort of apples for yourself? We recommend trying this recipe for Apple Risotto