Beekeeper Jennifer Holmes shows us how to produce mead at home. Made from fermented honey, it’s perhaps the oldest fermented drink in the world, and you can make it practically anywhere, varying it according to you have available locally.
The key is to use and enrich the recipe with whatever natures offers, respecting the principle of seasonality. So if you were thinking of picking up whatever the "best" ingredients from the supermarket, think again! Take a look at your garden and the plants that grow locally, and you'll be able to make wonderful mead, wherever you are. In a few simple steps Jennifer explains the importance of ingredient choice, the flavors and aromas of different honeys. She talks about the time needed for fermentation and the importance of patience in the process: mead needs time to develop, and if we respect its natural rhythm then we'll be rewarded with a great-tasting product.
How It’s Made is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020. The full episode will be made available—free of charge—on October 12.
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Event languages: IT, EN