Category Archives: History

Wassail on Twice Cooked

I’ve written a guest post on Wassail for my friend Adam Zolkover’s great blog Twice Cooked: Cooking, Eating, Politics.  Follow the link below and enjoy:

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Wassail story from Radio Program: Living on Earth

We’re right smack in the middle of wassail season.  Twelfth Night (Jan 5) passed last week.  And Old Twelfth Night (Jan 17) comes this Friday.  I’m a bit behind on posts due to moving into a new house, but I … Continue reading

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If you don’t already read Bill Bradshaw’s great cider blog, take a look at this description of his trip to the perry producing region in Austria.

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The 17th Century is the Best Century

Back at my desk in Indiana, I have been reading and taking notes on a really lovely chapter in a book called A Pleasing Sinne: Drink and Conviviality in Seventeenth-century England.  The chapter “Drinking Cider in Paradise: Science, Improvement, and … Continue reading

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