Ciderhouse Cookbook

127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider


By Jonathan Carr

By Nicole Blum

By Andrea Blum

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Inspired by the full flavors produced from their idyllic ciderhouse in the heart of a rustic New England apple orchard, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum’s recipes, developed in collaboration with chef Andrea Blum, celebrate the versatility of fresh cider in all its forms.

Ciderhouse Cookbook teaches home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products, including cider syrups, molasses, vinegars, shrubs, and switchels, as well as apple preserves. The 127 cider-enriched recipes that follow are simple yet elegant, ranging from Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Garlicky Apple Vinaigrette to Braised Lamb Stew with Apples, Switchel, and Yogurt Mint Sauce; 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.

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  • “From the folks who make the delicious Carr’s Ciderhouse products, this book pays tribute to apples and cider in a beautiful way, with recipes for making cider, syrups, vinegars, and shrubs, along with creative ways to use cider in salads, soups, galettes, and desserts.” — Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s Here and Now and cookbook author

    “Get ready to geek out on apple cider and be inspired! This book will give you all sorts of clever ideas for ways to use all forms of cider, with great recipes and gorgeous photos.”— Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation

    “A treasure trove of sweet and savory recipes. I have been obsessed with apples for more than a decade, but this book leaves me newly inspired.” Amy Traverso, Senior Food Editor, Yankee Magazine, author, The Apple Lover’s Cookbook

    “A delicious and inspiring guide for the creative home cook.” — Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet

    “A beautiful tribute to the iconic American tradition of cider and its many forms.” — Sarah Weiner, Founder of the Good Food Awards

    “You’ll discover hundreds of ways to appreciate this versatile fruit. And by all means, try the Stone Wall cocktail…cider and bourbon are a match made in heaven!” — Ellen Zachos, author of The Wildcrafted Cocktail

    “There is so much to learn from this beautiful book. Andrea, Nicole, and Jonathan have made homey, honest apple cider exciting, inviting, and relevant again!”— Cal Peternell, author of Twelve Recipes and host of Cooking By Ear podcast

    “A testament to what Mother Nature can provide and what can be prepared and plated after she delivers. If you don’t love the apple and its cider before reading this book, you certainly will after.” — Erin James, Editor-in-Chief, CIDERCRAFT Magazine, author of Tasting Cider

On Sale
Aug 7, 2018
Page Count
232 pages

Jonathan Carr

Jonathan Carr

About the Author

Ciderhouse Cookbook is a family affair that brings together the authors’ cidermaking and culinary talents. Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum — the husband-and-wife team behind Carr’s Ciderhouse in Hadley, Massachusetts — grow traditional American and European apple varieties, which they use to create distinctive, hand-crafted hard ciders and popular cider-based products following traditional, small-scale production methods. Andrea Blum is a chef and culinary artist in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. She holds a degree in journalism and is the founder of My American Pantry, a national atlas celebrating American artisanal food and drink.

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Nicole Blum

Nicole Blum

About the Author

Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman are the coauthors of Stitch Camp. They are longtime friends and cocreators who have been crafting for many years with each other, their families, and groups of kids at home camps and studio workshops. Blum is the coauthor of Improv Sewing. Newman edits ChopChop, a nonprofit family cooking magazine, and is the author of One Mixed-Up Night, Catastrophic Happiness, and Waiting for Birdy. Blum and Newman live in western Massachusetts.

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