Post by raspberrybullets on Nov 5, 2018 9:53:57 GMT
I'm not sure if I have or have not had pear cider or whatever you want to call it. I don't mind apple cider as long as it's not too sweet.
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights
I had scrumpy in the SW my first trip to the UK. It knocked me on my ass....back when I was still drinking and could hold my liquor.
I had not heard of the distinction between apple and pear ciders. They don't tend to call it 'perry' here, (it's 'pear cider') but I like the distinction.
My experience tells me that whenever there is a glut of fruit which will easily and successfully ferment in to an alcoholic beverage, it will be done. Palinka, rakia, armagnac, cognac, and other spirits have their origins in the challenge of not wasting a bumper crop of orchard fruits.
The Three Counties Cider and Perry Association was founded in 1993 by a group of craft scale cider makers who came together at the cider and perry trials run by the The Big Apple at Putley in Herefordshire. Their intention was to improve the image and quality of Farmhouse Cider and Perry.
Um...Is that like Miracle Whip...mayonnaise with a dollop of sweet pickling brine?
From Heinz (which is evidently considering changing its name from 'salad cream' to 'sandwich cream') comes this tidbit:
Vince Cable might just call Salad Cream mayonnaise, but he would be wrong to do so, as there is a slight but important difference between the sauces. They may have almost identical ingredients, but crucially they use different amounts of each to provide a notably different taste. Salad Cream uses more vinegar than oil whilst mayonnaise is the other way round. For example, in Heinz Salad Cream is just 22% Rapeseed Oil whilst Heinz mayonnaise is 68%. Salad Cream also contains significantly less fat with 100g of Heinz Salad Cream yielding 23.8g of fat (1.8g of which saturates) and mayonnaise of the same brand containing 70g of fat (5.3g of which saturates). The minor difference in the amount of egg yolk also makes a big difference, with mayo using more than Salad Cream.