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Mead Ingredients – Ginger

Starting my 2020 topic of flavorings used in historical mead recipes. Ginger is the most common added flavor in historical mead recipes. Almost 1/3 of all cataloged recipes use ginger as an additive. For recipes from the mid-17th century to … Continue reading

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Valleriola 1554 Cinnamon Hydromel

Last week I shared an anise mead from Valleriola’s 1554 ‘Enarrationum medicinalium libri sex item’. The passage calling for addition of anise to mead is immediately followed by another mead addition: cinnamon. Ego cinnamomi decoctum ex Hydromelle per hyemem: per … Continue reading

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