ROBIN CHAPMAN at Books Inc. Mountain View

12/14/2013 1:00 pm
12/14/2013 4:00 pm
Join Books Inc. Mountain View for a special meet-and-greet signing with television journalist, and former anchor on San Francisco's KRON-TV, Robin Chapman sharing the fascinating history of Silicon Valley's lost apricot orchards and the season when the Santa Clara Valley was the largest apricot producer in the world with her fascinating book, California Apricots.
Location: 
Books Inc.
Street:
301 Castro St
City:
Mountain View
,
Province:
California
Country:
United States
$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781609497958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press, 4/2013
Picked warm from a tree, a California apricot opens into halves as easily as if it came with a dotted line down its center. The seed infuses the core with a hint of almond; the fruit carries the scent of citrus and jasmine; and it tastes, some say, like manna from heaven. In these pages, Robin Chapman recalls the season when the Santa Clara Valley was the largest apricot producer in the world and recounts the stories of Silicon Valley's now lost orchards. From the Spaniards in the eighteenth century who first planted apricots in the Mission Santa Clara gardens to the post-World War II families who built their homes among subdivided orchards, relive the long summer days ripe with bumper crops of this much-anticipated delicacy.