Why on earth would you want to boil cyder? Here’s a suggestion from the C18th, courtesy of Messrs. Chomel and Bradley.
M. Chomel (and Richard Bradley) on ‘Mixtures With Cyder’
Here are a few C18th suggestions as to added flavours that you might – or might not – like to add to your cyder.
The Museum of Cider, a Highlight of Hereford
The Museum of Cider offers a rather fascinating visitor experience that any apple, orchard or cider fans will thoroughly enjoy.
John Phin, on Avoiding (not Making) ‘Cider Without Apples’
Cider Without Apples? An obvious fraud. You definitely shouldn’t try this C19th recipe. Seriously. Don’t do it.
Orchard Visit: Prospect Orchard, Llanidloes, Powys
A summer afternoon in June was the perfect time to visit the home of Welsh Mountain Cider.
Gervase Markham, on Preserving Quinces in Cider
Here’s an idea for preserving your quince harvest, and maybe making quince flavoured cider at the same time.
Barry Masterson talks Perry, Pomonas and Pomology
My twitter-buddy Barry’s article on the history of Pomonas and their origins in cider and perry production is well worth a read.
John Evelyn, on the Use of Wildings for Cider
Sowing apple pips to grow wilding trees? “Facile,” says Mr Evelyn. “Hold my cider”, says Mr Brennan.
Samuel Colepress, on a Rare and Commendable Liquor
This sounds like a tasty twist on a traditional cider.
Book Notes: Apple, by Marcia Reiss
A review of Marcia Reiss’ social history of the apple, as told from a US-based perspective.