Cider With Maria Blog Posts

  • Fruit in the Forest

    I’m Happy to post a link to my article in Voices, the Journal of the New York Folklore Society: http://www.nyfolklore.org/pubs/v43fw3-4-2017/10-fw2017-kennedy-1.html The PDF of the article can also be downloaded here: Fruit In the Forest Read more

  • 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 yet strangely emotional email in my inbox this week: Anyone who has done a PhD, […] Read more

  • 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 words about our recent collaboration between the Corning Museum of Glass and Finger Lakes cider […] Read more

  • 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. Old Orchard west of Watkins Glen, NY I’ve been looking forward to Cider Week Finger […] Read more

  • 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 periodically to show how cider played a part in the everyday lives of people living […] Read more

  • 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 a literary naturalist, but (thankfully) not the dry analysis of an anthropologist. Lucy Worsley, in […] Read more