By Ben Watson
In this richly informative and unique booklet, Ben Watson explores the cultural and ancient 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. despite its lengthy and colourful heritage, cider has remained rather underappreciated via the yank 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 exciting, Cider, not easy and candy is your go-to resource for every thing with regards to apples, cider, and ciderm aking. It contains nice info 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 how you can realize an excellent cider and takes you from paying for store-bought to creating the real article at domestic. B&W photos and illustrations all through