How To Make Hard Cider


The rainy season means two things for me: losing my black umbrella in a sea of like-minded umbrellas at my local cafe, and apples. Apples! It's like a blessing and a curse.

Cider Week kicks off tomorrow, October 24th, at the Union Square farmer's market with an evening market that runs from 4-8 p.m. And then there are dinners, and more dinners. I can't decide which one I want to go to!

Here's a recent piece I wrote for Food & Wine Magazine about making your own hard cider with this $40 kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop. If you don't feel like buying apples you can buy some unpasteurized apple juice from the farmers market and make it with that. So easy!