On The Road ~ Kyoto, Japan #11

This is one of many Signature Drinks at The Ritz Carlton Kyoto, called “Rosearoma”. So beautiful, it was amazing to watch the process.


Good Cider to Toast New York’s Hard Cider Boom ~ Get Your Tickets Now!


Brace yourselves.

Good Cider is coming.

Good Cider to Toast New York’s Hard Cider Boom – Edible Manhattan.

By Gabrielle Langholtz

New York State is now home to dozens of hard-cider producers and our “Good Cider,” a walk-around tasting to be held Wednesday, March 18, in TriBeCa, will feature a wide diversity of them — “big, small, near, far,” says Sara Grady, vice president of programming at Glynwood and the event’s co-organizer. Tickets are $50.

New York is a top apple producer, but just four years ago, when Grady organized the Big Apple’s first Cider Week, the state was home to only a handful of cidermakers. As the traditional drink has regained ground, that number has grown faster than for any other beverage industry in New York, says Grady. And the ciders themselves are growing more sophisticated. Yes, she says, “some are sweet and bubbly, but now you can also try ciders that are incredibly unique, made with ingredients like ginger or hops or lavender.”


The Kitchen Workshop: Michael Dietsch’s Shrubs – An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times | Edible Radio

Kitchen Workshop host Mary Reilly, editor and publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley, speaks to Michael Dietsch about his book Shrubs, An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times.

Click below to listen, and also find a recipe for an Apple-Cinnamon Shrub

The Kitchen Workshop: Michael Dietsch’s Shrubs – An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times | Edible Radio.

Cookbook Review ~The Complete Guide To Making Mead

Review By: Gloria Cohen

If you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own mead or honey wine, this is the perfect book, Also a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine
by Steve Piatz
Voyageur Press



An up-to-date, modern, and authoritative guide to homemade mead-making. Whether you’re the stone-cold beginner to a seasoned veteran, the book has something for everybody. Author Steve Piatz begins with a brief history of the fermented beverage and continues in chapters which include:

Characteristics and Varieties
The Basic Process
Yeast Strains
Recipe Development
Finishing Your Mead
You will be treated to discussions of yeast and special ingredients, as well as what equipment is necessary and recommended and an illustrated and detailed look at the basic process. Readers will also discover advanced techniques, such as oaking, clarifying, aging, spicing, and blending. There are even sections on developing recipes and troubleshooting problems with the brewing process.

With more than 100 color photos, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING MEAD includes dozens of recipes for basic meads (honey only), melomels (honey and fruit), metheglins (honey and spices), and braggots (honey and malt).

At a bookseller near you $24.99 US / $27.99 CAN

ALSO AVAILABLE AS EBOOK!  (Amazon, Apple, Nook,Barnes and Noble, etc.).

Organic Rum Added to Ocean Vodka Family! Click link below for recipe contest.

We are excited to announce that: Starting September 1, Hawai‘i will have a new rum in the market! Ultra premium, organic Deep Island Hawaiian Rum from Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC the makers of Ocean Organic Vodka.


Made from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water, Deep Island Hawaiian Rum is produced at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i. The rum will be available for purchase and sampling at The Farm starting September 1 and will be available for distribution throughout Hawai‘i starting October 1.

“Named for its cultural relevance as much as its physical description of Hawai‘i, Deep Island Hawaiian Rum embodies the very spirit of our tropical islands,” stated HSS CEO, Shay Smith. “Not only are the Hawaiian Islands the deepest in the world, but also our way of life is deeply rooted in horticultural nurturing. This particular clear rum is dubbed “WAVE” to further depict our respect for the energy in water that brings life to our islands.”

To read more and to find out about the recipe contest DEADLINE August 29th, click below.

Organic Rum Added to Ocean Vodka Family! And Great Events this Fall….


Top NYC Female Mixologists Team Up With Grace

Lets hear it for the girls~

Cocktail Recipe from Grace Restaurant NYC | Tasting Table.

Noble Chef Event Takes You to 8 Countries | Maui Now

Tickets still available.

This Saturday, Oct. 26, is the 17th annual #NobleChef event, the largest annual fundraiser showcasing and supporting the #Maui Culinary Academy at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College.

Read more: By Vanessa Wolf

Noble Chef Event Takes You to 8 Countries | Maui Now.

Appetizer from 2012’s Noble Chef, Photo by Peter Liu