In case you couldn't already tell from the overflowing stands at the farmers' market and grocery store, it's apple season. A wonderful time indeed, but do you ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer variety? Which kind is best for cider? For throwing in your bag for an afternoon snack? What about pies and cobblers? Well, thanks to Slate, there's now a handy flowchart to help you find the best apple for you, whether you want to cook it or, you know, just throw it at someone.
Slate asked Andrew Mikolajski, gardening expert and author of The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Apples, for apple variety recommendations, which they oh-so-helpfully put into a printable flowchart. The flow chart is also hyperlinked to apple recipes and crafts from around the web, but we've got plenty of apple recipes as well!
Apple Recipes from The Kitchn
• Apple Season Is Upon Us! 15 Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes
• An Apple for Every Meal: 15 Sweet Apple Treats
• An Apple a Day: 10 Breakfast Recipes with Apples
• Apples Galore! How To Make Apple Butter
See the Flow Chart: Choose the Right Apple | Slate
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