Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own (Third Edition)

Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own (Third Edition)

Ben Watson


In this richly informative and pleasing ebook, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historic roots of cider. He introduces us to its diversified styles—draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling—and additionally covers different apple items, like apple wine, apple juice, cider vinegar, and Calvados.

Cider is the hot factor in today’s ingesting international, even supposing it’s been round for hundreds of years. even with its lengthy and colourful background, cider has remained rather underappreciated through the yank public. the acquisition in 2012 of a Vermont-based cidermaker for over $300 million signaled that this is often all prone to switch very quickly. Richly informative and unique, Cider, not easy and candy is your go-to resource for every thing on the topic of apples, cider, and ciderm aking. It comprises nice details on apple kinds, cidermaking fundamentals, barrel fermentation, and recipes for cooking with cider—with directions for making boiled cider and cider jelly, and recipes for dishes with cider braises and marinades. It additionally teaches readers easy methods to realize an outstanding cider and takes you from procuring store-bought to creating the true article at domestic. B&W photos and illustrations all through

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