Cider Yeast Bread

Making bread from cider yeast.

Have you ever wondered how the yeast used to make bread is different from that used to make cider, beer, and wine? First off, the standard yeast used for most fermented food products is Saccharomyces cerevisiae. So, fundamentally, the yeast has the same basic characteristics. However, just like yeast have different characteristics when fermenting wine … Continue reading Cider Yeast Bread

Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VII

Pizza & Hard Cider - Part VII

After six articles on pairing pizza and hard cider, you would think I’d run out of recipes and options. That’s what makes pizza and hard cider so wonderful, there seem to be infinite possibilities. For this group of four pizza recipes and hard cider pairings, we pushed the crust even further when we did a … Continue reading Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VII

Lobster Rolls and Hard Cider

Lobster Rolls and Cider - Yum

Yes, hard cider goes with seafood. In fact, it goes with anything. This is because hard cider, like wine, reflects the fruit you used to make it. You can have dry, tart cider with some effervescence or a still astringent cider that’s slightly bitter and has a heavy mouthfeel. You can also have sweet hard … Continue reading Lobster Rolls and Hard Cider

Popcorn and Hard Cider III

Popcorn & Cider III

While this is only my third edition of popcorn and hard cider, I’m afraid I’m wearing out my Zippy Pop pan. It’s definitely not new but I do still thoroughly enjoy it. Some of my creations are repeats or slight variations of my first post on popcorn or my second post. However, I also sometimes … Continue reading Popcorn and Hard Cider III

Thai Chicken Soup and Cider

Thai Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles

Nothing does a better job of showcasing hard cider than food. My wife and I are hopeful that we can soon restart our cider parties. In the meantime, we continue to explore different food and cider pairings. One of my recent favorites was a spicy Thai chicken soup with rice noodles that my wife made. … Continue reading Thai Chicken Soup and Cider

Nachos & Hard Cider: Burnt Ends

Burnt Ends BBQ Nachos

WARNING - THIS POST WILL MAKE YOU HUNGRY! We don’t eat a lot of red meat but there are a few holidays where it’s the center piece of the meal. Christmas dinner is one of those and it is built around me cooking a bone-in prime rib. How is this related whatsoever to nachos and … Continue reading Nachos & Hard Cider: Burnt Ends

Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VI

Pizza and Cider Part VI

We continue to create and pair unique pizzas and hard ciders. Pizza is one of my favorite foods to pair with hard cider and like cider, pizza offers a wide array of flavor combinations. Usually, my pizzas are driven by a unique crust flavor that think up. But, a couple pizzas I matched the crust … Continue reading Pizza and Hard Cider – Part VI

Scotch Eggs and Cider

Scotch Eggs and Flamin’ Hops Cider

When we traveled through the West Country in England, we had a list places that we wanted to visit. Of course, those places included numerous cideries along with numerous historical sites like Stonehenge, Highclere Castle, and Glastonbury Tor. However, one of our other goals was to sample various foods. We had high tea at Highclere … Continue reading Scotch Eggs and Cider

Nachos & Hard Cider: Spicy Hot!

Nachos & Hard Cider: A spicy combo.

WARNING - HOT FOOD AHEAD! If you don’t like spicy, read my Feast at Home post instead. My wife and I love spicy food and almost everything we make gets a spicy adaptation. She even made a spicy green chili ice cream. This post fits that spicy food theme as we create a new American … Continue reading Nachos & Hard Cider: Spicy Hot!

Popcorn and Hard Cider II

Popcorn and Hard Cider II

For this edition of Popcorn and Hard Cider, I took the Zippy Pop pan out of the cupboard and went about crafting a new sweet recipe and a new savory recipe. Of course, you should pair them with hard ciders for your next movie or show binge watching. I am still a huge fan of … Continue reading Popcorn and Hard Cider II