Monday, October 29, 2007

An Apple a Year

The Caramel Apple is a tradition with me. On a beautiful October afternoon I seat myself outdoors under the warm blue sky, and relish every bite of this annual seasonal treat. Nuggety crushed peanuts and pecans, thick sticky caramel, tart hard juicy red apple all in one bite -- on a stick -- the concept alone is sheer genius. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you can get a hold of, and make time to enjoy, a caramel apple (also known in the U.S. as "taffy apple"; in the U.K. as a "toffee apple"). With all their wealth and fame Cleopatra and Genghis Khan never tasted anything like it. And the gods of summer can only look on, envious and hungry, at this gift from the gods of autumn -- to their mortals.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Now that's a Toffee Apple (as we also call them in Oz) Extraordinaire! You know I've only ever known toffee apples to be apples on a stick and covered in (from an adult perspective) sickly red candy. That's weird 'cause of course toffee is caramelish and brown not red and sugary! Yours sound much more substantial and wholesome. On our recent honeymoon we visited a pecan orchard and bought some of their kernels. Regards Paula