Cook the Book: Apple Pie

20071015applepie.jpgWe've had these books sitting around the office for some time now, but we were waiting for apple season before featuring John T. Edge's Apple Pie: An American Story as a Cook the Book installment. Apple Pie is one of four books in a series that explores iconic American food (Donuts, Hamburgers & Fries, and Fried Chicken are the others).

Apple Pie is both a history, a guide, and a "little black book" that will lead you to the best examples the nation has to offer. Of course, no apple pie book would be complete without recipes, and Edge has plenty—five of which we'll be bringing you over the course of the week. The first one will be along shortly, but now's the time that I mention our obligatory win-this-book contest.

We've got five (5) copies to give away. To enter to win, all you have to do is answer the following in the comments here:

Where do you go for the best apple pie? Could be a restaurant, a diner, grandma's house, your own kitchen, or wherever. Just share it with us, and you're good to go.

Winners will be chosen at random from among the comments, and commenting will close on Saturday, October 21 at 3 p.m. ET. The usual Serious Eats contest rules apply.