Bounty of Yamhill County has been nominated as one of the Top 10 General Food Festivals in the country! Check out who we are nominated alongside (amazing!) and cast your vote:
Here’s the new issue of “American Mead Maker Association”‘s quarterly professional journal. Lots of cool stuff in here (and yes that’s me on the cover). http://issuu.com/americanmead/docs/amma_15.1
Here’s a terrific essay about the integrity and deliciousness of pasture-raised chickens. Thanks to the several of our customers who forwarded this lovely essay to us! http://honest-food.net/2014/11/26/in-defense-of-the-chicken/comment-page-1/#comment-168972
Real pasture-raised chicken pairs beautifully with a well-made semi-sweet or off-dry mead!
The quarterly mead journal is out! As usual, Yours Truly has a food pairing article and a legislative committee update. Lots of meadery profiles — many of these meads are available here at the Kookoolan Farms Mead tasting room! http://issuu.com/americanmead/docs/amma_14.3
Here’s a wonderful and easy mead-and-food pairing: pasta with Thai peanut sauce, paired with Redstone Meadery’s mango nectar. Lunch was literally these three items only: noodles. sauce from a jar. mead. Nothing else. Totally yummy. The lightness, sweetness, and fruitiness of the Redstone session mead pairs beautifully with the slightly-hot peanut sauce. Any jarred sauce would do. I used a local micro-product from Portland for the noodles: “Asian fusion” handmade pasta, allegedly flavored with ginger. If it was in there, it was overwhelmed by the peanut sauce. Any good-quality pasta would be fine.
Kelly Klein at Groenfell Meadery has the coolest-ever mead poster available for $15. The clearest way yet to answer the question “what IS mead, anyway?” http://www.groennfell.com/store/p19/Mead_Varieties_Poster.html