Re: "Ancient" Cherry "Honey" (beverage)
> I just had to forward this recipe to the list. I believe that the "honey"All my books are still in a box in the car after the Polish/Russian
> that Olga (the author) refers to in the title of the recipe is actually
> "mead" (it is the same word in Russian, for good reason). We know that the
> Russians made flavored meads and that they ate cherries, so a cherry mead
> may not be far off track. This is what I would call a "plausibly period"
> recipe, after all, we don't have any actual documentation (I wouldn't ever
> claim this was really period, and we don't have an original recipe. I
> would love for someone to try this out and tell us about it. Even though
> Olga says it isn't alcoholic, I'm sure that after sitting three months, it
> is probably going to get a little alcoholic. :)
cooking lecture... but I'm fairly sure that cherry mead is mentioned
either in _Bread and Salt_ or _Food and Drink in Medieval Poland_ as
period or early 1600's. I also think that in the Domostroi cherry juice is
mentioned as a drink flavoring...
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>All my books are still in a box in the car after the Polish/RussianCherry juice is mentioned as a drink on its own and a drink flavoring, but
>cooking lecture... but I'm fairly sure that cherry mead is mentioned
>either in _Bread and Salt_ or _Food and Drink in Medieval Poland_ as
>period or early 1600's. I also think that in the Domostroi cherry juice is
>mentioned as a drink flavoring...
I don't remember in what types of drinks. I'll look when I get home.
>I would love for someone to try this out and tell us about it.Did I mention I brew? Both beer and mead (and hopefully wine soon,
too). I've been itching to do a cyser (apple mead), but maybe I
can find cherries enough for this... yummy yummy yummy... :)
Plans are right now to attend Pennsic this year, maybe... I might
luck into a 2- or 4-week "immersion language training" trip to
St. Petersburg this fall; dates TBA, but it may overlap... We'll
see. If I make it to Pennsic, and I get a batch of this mead made,
bank on my bringing it there....
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