Carr's Ciderhouse, an idyllic no-spray orchard and cidery in Hadley, Massachusetts, produces acclaimed artisanal cider products. From their heirloom apples, they craft wild fermented hard cider, cider vinegar, cider syrup, and switchel syrup. Their products are sold nationwide in artisanal food shops and markets and have been touted for their complex flavor and versatility by media including the New York Times, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Real Simple, Refinery29, Fine Cooking, and more.
In Ciderhouse Cookbook, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum, owners of Carr's Ciderhouse, together with chef Andrea Blum, offer 127 of their favorite recipes that highlight the full flavors of apple cider. The authors teach home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products for the pantry, including hard cider, sweet cider, cider vinegar, cider syrup, cider molasses, and pommeau. The cider-enriched recipes that follow are simple yet elegant, ranging from Cider-Syrup Glazed Scallops to Cider-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Cider Mimosas, Apple Pommeau Cake, and Crêpes with Fried Apples and Cider Caramel Sauce. With beautiful photography that captures the ambiance of the ciderhouse, this book is a deliciously loving tribute to America's favorite fruit.