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Cider : making, using & enjoying sweet & hard cider
Proulx, Annie.
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Third edition, revised and updated.
Publication Information:
North Adams, MA : Storey, [2003]

Physical Description:
iv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Sweet & hard cider. c1980.

Includes index.
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TP563 .P76 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you're sure to find a recipe that satisfies.

Author Notes

Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s.

She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

John Vitorri
Introductionp. 1
1. Cidermaking: What You Need and How to Do Itp. 3
2. Making Different Cider Varietiesp. 61
3. Apples for Ciderp. 86
4. The Home Cider Orchardp. 120
5. Beyond Cider: Vinegars, Brandy, Tasting, and Cookingp. 153
6. Cider and the Lawp. 202
Appendix Making Your Own Equipmentp. 209
Indexp. 214