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Cider, hard and sweet : history, traditions, and making your own
Watson, Ben, 1961-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton, [1999]

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vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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TP563 .W38 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

Ben Watson is a freelance writer and editor

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 A History of Ciderp. 7
Chapter 2 Apple Varieties for Ciderp. 33
Chapter 3 Sweet Cider: From Tree to Juicep. 52
Chapter 4 Hard Cider: From Juice to Bottlep. 85
Chapter 5 Cider Styles and Traditionsp. 123
Chapter 6 Tasting and Evaluating Ciderp. 141
Chapter 7 Stronger Waters: Cider Vinegar and Spiritsp. 161
Chapter 8 Cooking with Ciderp. 181
Resourcesp. 209
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 224
Indexp. 228