Pairings: Apples to Apples
with Clay Reynolds and Chef Loretta Keller
Thursday, October 8, 7:30PM
SeaGlass Restaurant, Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout, 1825
Join us for robust presentations and refreshing conversations designed to inspire your scientific palate.
“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.”
- Henry David Thoreau, Wild Fruits
For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the fruits of their apple trees, cultivating thousands of varieties from seedlings or grafted stock. Nowadays, there are roughly 2,500 varieties grown in the United States, of which only about 100 are intended for commercial use, with scarcely more than a handful of these to be found on the average supermarket shelf.
Where have all the pippins gone? Get a primer in American apple pomology, and bite into heirloom fruits such as Mutsu, Ashmead’s Kernel, or Belle of Boskoop. Taste the eloquent flavors of fresh-pressed hard ciders while sampling a bushel of apple-related recipes and cooking techniques.
Note: Note: Seating is limited to 95. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Museum admission does not guarantee admission to Pairings.