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Living History - The Bramley

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Living History - The Bramley

Post by SGM » Thu June 16th, 2011, 7:41 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13775135

And this is the one that started it all off.
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Post by EC2 » Thu June 16th, 2011, 10:14 am

We live not far from Southwell and the original tree! I have a Bramley growing at the side of my patio and also another one at the allotment. They're the best for crumbles and pies. Not so good for tatin because they don't keep their shape in which case I'd use Cox's.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by SGM » Thu June 16th, 2011, 10:37 am

[quote=""EC2""]We live not far from Southwell and the original tree! I have a Bramley growing at the side of my patio and also another one at the allotment. They're the best for crumbles and pies. Not so good for tatin because they don't keep their shape in which case I'd use Cox's.[/quote]

Cox's are my absolute favourites except for the unnamed brands you find in people's back gardens and nobody knows what are.

However, I didn't that Granny Smiths started in Australia. You live and learn.

I have a wonderful book about English apples and it has my favourite apple cake recipe.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu June 16th, 2011, 12:05 pm

The BBC documentary this article was based on was broadcast last night. I hope to get to see it soon. Sounds a great programme.

For those interested in such matters, I recommend "Forgotten Fruits: The stories behind Britain’s traditional fruit and vegetables" by Christopher Stocks.

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