This complete guide to North America’s oldest beverage celebrates hard cider’s rich history and its modern makers, as well as its deliciously diverse possibilities. Flavor profiles and tasting guidelines highlight 100 selections of cider — including single varietal, dessert, hopped, and barrel-aged — plus perry, cider’s pear-based cousin. A perfect addition to any meal, cider pairings are featured in 30 food recipes, from Brussels sprouts salad to salmon chowder, brined quail, and poached pear frangipane. An additional 30 cocktail recipes include creative combinations such as Maple Basil Ciderita and Pear-fect Rye Fizz.
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About the Author
Erin James is the author of Tasting Cider and the editor-in-chief of CIDERCRAFT® and Sip Northwest magazines. A tenured food, beverage, and travel writer, her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Wino Magazine, Washington State Wine, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and Seattle Weekly. She lives in Seattle and can be found online at cidercraftmag.com.
CIDERCRAFT® magazine is North America’s first print publication dedicated to hard cider. Publishing three times a year, CIDERCRAFT® magazine profiles the artisans behind the craft, while exploring the regions and orchards, meeting the movers and shakers of the industry, listing original cocktail recipes from nationally renowned bar-chefs, recommending pairings with cider-friendly cuisine, and working to create a connection between the consumer and cider producers.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 The Core Essentials A Snapshot of Cider History From Puritans to Johnny Appleseed Apples: From Fruit to Juice How to Taste Cider Cider 101: A Glossary of Terms2 From Branch to Bottle Freestyle Cidermakers Orchard-Based Ciders Modern Ciders Single-Varietal Ciders Dessert Ciders Hopped Ciders Rosé Ciders Fruit-Infused Ciders Barrel-Aged Ciders Spiced and Botanical Ciders Specialty Ciders Perry3 Shaken, Stirred, and Served Up: Cider Cocktail Recipes Cider in the Clear: Gin, Vodka, and Aquavit Cider South of the Border: Tequila, Mezcal, and Rum North American Classics: Cider and Brown Liquor Cider, from Start to Finish: Aperitifs, Brandies, and Liqueurs4 Tableside Sippers: Recipes for Cooking and Pairing with Cider First Course: Appetizers, Salads, and Sides From the Water: Fish, Mollusks, Bivalves, and More From the Land: Beef, Lamb, Pork, and Poultry Sweet Tooth: Cider-Centric Desserts Reading List Acknowledgments Index Photo Credits
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a fan of cider, I found this book interesting. It chronicles the history of cider and discusses the current resurgence of it in the US. One of the most fun aspects of the book is the inclusion of a number of different tasting flights. While a number of contemporary US cider makers are profiled, examples of their products are included in the flights as well. The book encouraged me to visit a local liquor store and purchase a number of ciders that I hadn't known were available. The book did an excellent job of motivating me to try out new ciders. I received an ARC for review through NetGalley.