Cider Hard And Sweet: A Home Cidermakers Companion

by Ben Watson

WW Norton | September 21, 1999 | Hardcover

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Cider is the new thing in today’s drinking world, even though it’s been around for centuries. In spite of its long and colorful history, cider has remained relatively underappreciated by the American public. The purchase in 2012 of a Vermont-based cidermaker for over $300 million signaled that this is all likely to change very soon. Richly informative and entertaining, Cider, Hard and Sweet is your go-to source for everything related to apples, cider, and ciderm aking. It includes great information on apple varieties, cidermaking basics, barrel fermentation, and recipes for cooking with cider—with instructions for making boiled cider and cider jelly, and recipes for dishes with cider braises and marinades. It also teaches readers how to recognize a good cider and takes you from buying store-bought to making the genuine article at home.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: September 21, 1999

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0881504688

ISBN - 13: 9780881504682

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Cider Hard And Sweet: A Home Cidermakers Companion

by Ben Watson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: September 21, 1999

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0881504688

ISBN - 13: 9780881504682

From the Publisher

Cider is the new thing in today’s drinking world, even though it’s been around for centuries. In spite of its long and colorful history, cider has remained relatively underappreciated by the American public. The purchase in 2012 of a Vermont-based cidermaker for over $300 million signaled that this is all likely to change very soon. Richly informative and entertaining, Cider, Hard and Sweet is your go-to source for everything related to apples, cider, and ciderm aking. It includes great information on apple varieties, cidermaking basics, barrel fermentation, and recipes for cooking with cider—with instructions for making boiled cider and cider jelly, and recipes for dishes with cider braises and marinades. It also teaches readers how to recognize a good cider and takes you from buying store-bought to making the genuine article at home.

About the Author

Ben Watson is editor-at-large for Chelsea Green Publishing and a longtime supporter and writer about the Slow Food Movement. He lives in Francestown, NH.

From Our Editors

Cider is the oldest drink in America. Let Ben Watson introduce you to its rich folklore and history and teach you how to make it and cook with it yourself. Cider, Hard and Sweet traces an autumn tradition and an American institution, integral for cooking as well as drinking. Recently, hard cider has re-emerged after decades of obscurity, a refreshing alternative to handmade beer. Entertaining and informative, this book examines the cultural and historical roots of cider, introducing different styles as well as tips and techniques for making cider.