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 booklet, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historic roots of cider. He introduces us to its varied 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 consuming international, even supposing it’s been round for hundreds of years. even with its lengthy and colourful historical past, cider has remained particularly underappreciated by way of the yankee public. the acquisition in 2012 of a Vermont-based cidermaker for over $300 million signaled that this can be all more likely to swap very quickly. Richly informative and pleasing, Cider, difficult 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 types, 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 the best way to realize a superb cider and takes you from procuring store-bought to creating the real article at domestic. B&W images and illustrations all through

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