The Fly Creek Cider Mill Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from New Yorks Historic Cider Mill and Orchard by Brenda Palmer MichaelsFly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard is one of New York States oldest working cider mills. Owned by authors Brenda and Bill Michaels, the mill sits on the banks of Fly Creek near historic Cooperstown, where for more than 150 years visitors have come to watch as apples are pressed into fresh cider.
Released to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the mill, The Fly Creek Cookbook captures the history of this treasured operation through stories, photography, and more than 100 apple- and cider-based recipes.
These recipes range from sauces and drinks to breads and soups to starters and main courses. Each recipe has been selected with the home cook in mind. Contributed by mill employees and friends, each dish has been vetted by James Beard Award–winning cookbook author Judith Choate, who is a friend of the Michaels family.
When Hosea Williams opened the mill in the mid-1800s, settlers from around the region abandoned making labor-intensive, homemade cider in favor of milling their apples at Fly Creek. While waiting for the fruit to be turned into cider, community members amused themselves by watching the newfangled machinery, picnicking, and gossiping with friends and family—a scene not so different from the mills workings today.
More than 175,000 people visit the mill each year to experience a time-honored tradition that expresses the essence of another era. This book will appeal not only to home cooks in search of some nostalgic goodness but also to those who are interested in the history of a resilient American enterprise and the farm-to-table food movement.
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Breastfeeding in public. It's a mothers right and one mother is standing up for that right. Marissa Olivera says while breastfeeding her son at Fly Creek Cider Mill, she was asked to "cover up because it upsets other customers. Olivera wrote a letter to the establishment sharing it on Facebook. My family and I were visiting your establishment this past week, as we do quite often. While we were chatting with Nancy who we have come to know and like over the last few years, she peered into my baby carrier and saw that I was nursing my four month old son. She told me that I needed to cover up and that last time we were there, I had apparently angered other customers by doing the same thing.
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It had been a few years since I was there. There's so much to see and do while you're there, any time of the year. The weather was beautiful while I was at the Fly Creek Cider Mill, walking around looking at vintage tractors, feeding the ducks and watching the chickens chase each other around. Kids love to feed the ducks and by the look of it, the ducks love it too. The snack bar has expanded since I was last there and I'm really glad they still make their white cheddar mac and cheese.