Apple - Recipes from the orchard by James Rich

Published by Hardie Grant, 8th August 2019, RRP £20.

James Rich from Somerset, a member of the Rich’s Cider family, is launching a cook book this month full of almost 100 recipes featuring apple produce, from cider and juice, to vinegar and Somerset Cider Brandy.

The book has even been given the seal of approval by Jamie Oliver, himself, who said it was “a beautiful collection of recipes from a real expert - James really knows his stuff.”

Apple is a celebration of the fruit in all its forms. You’ll find Light Bites, whether that’s a nutritious breakfast of Nutty Apple Granola, or tangy Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts for an easy picnic lunch; Feasts soaked in cider, from a wholesome Chicken, Cider and Cheddar Crumble for supper to Braised Pork Knuckles In Cider cooked slow and steady for an added depth and enhanced flavour; Sides and Sauces where sharp and tangy flavours transform flavour combinations; Sweet Things to treat yourself with, whether it’s an Autumn Fruit Pavlova with Apple and Vanilla Cream or a refreshing Cider Sorbet on a hot day. Drinks are also not forgotten, from the summery Orchard Cocktail to the warming Cider Brandy Hot Toddy and Mulled Apple Juice with Rhubarb and Ginger.

Inspiration for the book came while James, as a teenager, worked in the cider farm restaurant, the Cider Press Restaurant. Apple combines a some old favourite recipes with a host of brand-new ideas, updating his family heritage in the kitchen for a whole new generation.