This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway is getting into the spirit of Cider Week! Welcoming James Beard Award winner and author of the new book "Apples of Uncommon Character," Rowan Jacobsen, he and Cathy discuss that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious, and even the Honeycrisp Apple. While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations are producing characterful varieties. Rowan explains during an in-studio apple tasting that such apples are now in the midst of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new designer breeds, a delicious diversity of apples is out there for the eating. With guidance from Rowan's book, readers can find 20 recipes, savory and sweet, resources for buying and growing, as well as a guide to the best apple festivals. Ring in fall and rediscover the apple in this episode! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


"Fuji and Gala are on a world domination campaign." [5:00]

"The apple falls wicked far from the tree, actually." [7:32]

"If you're going to make a pie with one apple, it should be Northern Spy." [23:14]

--Rowan Jacobsen on Eat Your Words