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Recipe: The Honey Wine of Legend
Posted By admin On August 26, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Chelsea Green News,Food & Health | Comments Disabled
Mead, or fermented honey, may be the oldest alcoholic beverage out there. The collection of honey predates agricultural practices and appears across most cultures in some form.
Take it from your ancestors – this sweet libation, often used in ceremony or celebration, is a gift from the gods.
The following recipe is from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection  by Jessica Prentice .
At the height of summer, when the days are long and the Earth is in bloom, we enter the lunar cycle known in sixteenth-century England as the Mead Moon. The beehives are heavy with honey made from the pollen of spring and summer flowers, and honey was the crucial ingredient for making mead—the honey wine of legend, myth, and human history brewed from the precious produce of industrious bees.
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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