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BEST OF: History Of Apple Cider (England)

BEST OF: History Of Apple Cider (England)

September 7, 2020

In This Episode:

  • The 50 million year story of apples - How almost every apple we eat today originates from one apple variety from Central Asia.
  • The origin of cider - who invented it? And when?
  • Commercial Cider vs. Craft Cider - what to look out for.
  • The story of Johnny Appleseed and cider in the USA.
  • Plus, We visit Bristol, UK, to taste some truly rustic cider, straight from the farm

FULL SHOW NOTES AT: https://foodfuntravel.com/ciderpodcast/

During Megsy's Maternity leave, we are re-broadcasting a few of our favorite episodes. New Episodes coming soon.

 

QUOTES:

“Apples: There are some 55 different species of apple trees, yet all 7,500 types of modern culinary apple come from a single genus (Malus Pumila) of wild apple, that spread from Kazakhstan over the last 6,000 years. Granny Smith, Fuji, Bramley, Coxes, Pink lady, Red Delicious and many more.”

"One of America’s biggest folk heroes, Johnny Appleseed, took it as his life’s mission to create new orchards across America. Unlike apple trees in the past, which were mainly grown from grafts taken from other trees that came from Europe, Johnny Appleseed, only planted new trees from seeds - as nature intended.
Apples have a unique DNA, more complicated than Human DNA. Unlike taking grafts from existing trees which clone the tree, the seeds can actually create genetically different trees compared to the parent tree. And seed planting led to increased bio-diversity and new American apple varieties.”

61 Georgia (Europe) Wine Stories 1: Drinking From The Qvevri

61 Georgia (Europe) Wine Stories 1: Drinking From The Qvevri

July 13, 2020

Join our Georgian Wine Virtual tasting (USA) with the winemaker - August 2nd 2020 (more events coming in the future too) https://georgianfoodandwineclub.com - Pre-register now - artisan bio wines direct to your door in the USA

In This Episode:

* A brief introduction to Georgian Natural wines - That’s Georgia the country, not the state
* Drinking fresh wine direct from the qvevri - the clay vessel it was fermented and then aged in.
* Plus, Drinking wine at a private knife museum at someone’s house!

Book a food & wine tour with Tommo: https://eatthistours.com 

Our list of vineyards to visit in Georgia: https://foodfuntravel.com/vineyards-in-georgia-europe-georgia-wineries-map/

59 Coffee

59 Coffee

June 15, 2020

The origin of the world's most popular beverage. Where did coffee come from? Discover the myths and legends of Coffee's entrance into international fame.

For more articles and podcasts, head to https://foodfunttravel.com/thedish/

37 Vermouth & Martini Cocktails

37 Vermouth & Martini Cocktails

August 12, 2019
In This Episode:
 
The history of Vermouth - the fortified wine that James Bond couldn’t do without in his vodka Martinis
 
We discuss the history modern vermouth, it’s ancient predecessor and it’s arrival into the cocktail industry.
 
And we chat about artisanal Vermouth in Madrid, Spain. Get more info about what to eat and drink in Madrid with our full article: https://foodfuntravel.com/madridpodcast/
S2E10 Story Of The Daiquiri (Cuban Cocktail)

S2E10 Story Of The Daiquiri (Cuban Cocktail)

April 8, 2019

In This Episode:

* The Daiquiri - historic plantation drink, or early 20th century USA-Cuban fusion invention?
* PLUS, Hemingway - was he a Daiquiri or Mojito man?

Full Article On Cuban Drinks at https://foodfuntravel.com/cubandrinks

 

S2E9 The Mojito: A Tale Of Rum, Pirates & Plantations in Cuba

S2E9 The Mojito: A Tale Of Rum, Pirates & Plantations in Cuba

April 1, 2019

In This Episode:

* Did British privateers invent the Mojito? We investigate the historic origins of Cuba’s famous cocktail…
* PLUS has the Havana bar scene re-written mojito history to make more money?

Full Article on Cuban Drinks & Cocktails Here: http://foodfuntravel.com/cubandrinks

 

S2E4 Cider (Hard Cider): From Apples To Alcohol, A 50M Year Story

S2E4 Cider (Hard Cider): From Apples To Alcohol, A 50M Year Story

February 25, 2019
  • The 50 million year story of apples - How almost every apple we eat today originates from one apple variety from Central Asia.
  • The origin of cider - who invented it? And when?
  • Commercial Cider vs. Craft Cider - what to look out for.
  • The story of Johnny Appleseed and cider in the USA.
  • Plus, We visit Bristol, UK, to taste some truly rustic cider, straight from the farm

FULL SHOW NOTES AT: https://foodfuntravel.com/ciderpodcast/

QUOTES:

“Apples: There are some 55 different species of apple trees, yet all 7,500 types of modern culinary apple come from a single genus (Malus Pumila) of wild apple, that spread from Kazakhstan over the last 6,000 years. Granny Smith, Fuji, Bramley, Coxes, Pink lady, Red Delicious and many more.”

"One of America’s biggest folk heroes, Johnny Appleseed, took it as his life’s mission to create new orchards across America. Unlike apple trees in the past, which were mainly grown from grafts taken from other trees that came from Europe, Johnny Appleseed, only planted new trees from seeds - as nature intended.
Apples have a unique DNA, more complicated than Human DNA. Unlike taking grafts from existing trees which clone the tree, the seeds can actually create genetically different trees compared to the parent tree. And seed planting led to increased bio-diversity and new American apple varieties.”

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