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Celebrate the Mead Moon: Drink Like a God
Posted By makennagoodman On June 7, 2009 @ 9:58 am In Food & Health | No Comments
Lunar calendars may have been the first calendars developed throughout the world, and are directly related to the seasons and how we experience food, says Jessica Prentice , author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection . There are thirteen moons, all with cool names, including Hunger Moon, the Moon of Making Fat, the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth, and the Wolf Moon. “Naturally,” Prentice says, “because food was so important in the lives of traditional peoples, many moon names reflect what was happening on farms at a particular time of year, or what people were doing to secure food for the community.”
This month is that of the Mead Moon, which occurs when the days are long and the Earth is in bloom…and the beehives are heavy with honey. The perfect time to make mead: the liquor of gods. Want to celebrate the Mead Moon right? Make some mead, invite your friends over, howl at la luna…do what you feel. Here’s a recipe.
The following is an excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection  by Jessica Prentice . It has been adapted for the Web.
Makes 2 quarts
This lacto-fermented mead has very little alcohol but showcases the flavor of honey, and is delicious. Mead was traditionally drunk on the summer solstice.
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