Welcome to Splendid Table Selects, our podcast featuring interviews we find particularly interesting or helpful. This episode, we're talking about hard cider. The alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice was popular with early Americans because it was easy to make and was safer to drink than water. Over the years, hard cider became less popular as people began to favor beer, wine, and spirits. Today, cider is making a comeback with small batch cider makers popping up all over. Amy Traverso knows a lot about apples and hard cider; she is food editor at Yankee Magazine, co-host of WGBH's Weekends with Yankee, and author of The Apple Lover's Cookbook. She talked with contributor Rebecca Sheir about the current hard cider revival.
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