For the longest time, my favorite was Empire; unfortunately, Empire apples have a short season, and have disappeared from the grocery stores in the summer, and I haven't seen them back in bounty just yet.
Last week, I decided to pick up a new type of apple: Pink Lady. AND I LOVE IT! The apple is crisp, sweet, juicy, and has a pretty color: what's not to like?
I like storing my apples in the refrigerator, because I like them cold. I think this would be a great apple to use in cooking, but it is absolutely perfect for eating as is.
Last week I wrote a mini reference article for Cookthink about which apples are best for cooking (once the reference is published, I'll let you know). It was fascinating to learn about the different varieties of apples, and I especially found this website very helpful: All About Apples.
Hmm...maybe I should plan an apple picking adventure???