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About teapottipper

Folklore PhD Student. Gardener. Cook. Walker. Tea drinker.

PhD in Cider

When introducing me to new colleagues, friends, or relative strangers at dinner parties and conferences, some people like to joke, “Meet Maria, she has a PhD in Cider.”  And now, friends, it is true.  I got this banal, bureaucratic, and … Continue reading

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Beer Sessions Radio – Still Cider

Check out this great conversation on Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone on the Heritage Radio Network.  Our topic of conversation was “Still Cider,” taped in the midst of Cider Week NYC.  I was happy to get in a few … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Fruit Heritage Events at Cider Week 2016

This post was written as a guest post for the Cider Week Finger Lakes blog as a prelude to Cider Week 2016.  Please visit their site to find out about all the amazing events happening during Cider Week Finger Lakes. … Continue reading

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Cider in Historic Newspapers series

While researching cider in the Finger Lakes region, I stumbled into an amazing resource, the New York State Historic Newspapers website.  Search for cider, and it begins to pop up all over the place.  I will be sharing some gems … Continue reading

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Dorothy Hartley: Verjuice

I’ve been reading Lost World: England 1933-1936, a collection of essays by Dorothy Hartley, originally written for the Daily Sketch Newspaper.  Dorothy was an eccentric, a wanderer, and a writer, whose prose style was that of a novelist or perhaps … Continue reading

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Pheasants and Pear Trees

The end of January is the close of pheasant season in England. The Beater’s Shoot marks the day at the end of the season when the paying guns are done, and the beaters take guns in hand. At this point … Continue reading

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West County Cider Tasting with Peter Hoover

The Finger Lakes Cider House is usually full of customers tasting during the weekend. But on a dark Tuesday night in November, a group of local cider makers gathered there around a long table to taste a collection of ciders … Continue reading

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