Now is a good time to get into mead. The alcoholic fermented honey beverage is having a moment, and the new book The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing is a good place to start. Portland is becoming a top spot for mead–like most other things fermented–with dedicated beekeeping store, Bee Thinking, and its off-shoot, Mead Market, both centrally located and featuring Art of Mead Tasting author Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor for a book party on Saturday, April 8th, from 1-4pm with free tastings and small plates.
The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing is the world’s first consumer guide to mead: full-on mead appreciation, how to pair mead with food, mead cocktails, and more. The new book is written by local Yamhill farmer and international-award-winning meadmaker Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor of Kookoolan Farms and Kookoolan World Meadery in Oregon. If you cannot make the book release party you can pick up the hardcover book on Amazon here.
Join Susan Sokol Blosser at The Mead Market and Bee Thinking, the country’s largest mead bottle shop right here in southeast Portland, for mead tasting and small plate food pairings. There are now more than 500 meaderies in the U.S. with a new one opening almost every week – at least 16 meaderies in Oregon and 21 in Washington!
WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00-4:00 open to the public mead tastings and small plates all afternoon
WHERE: Mead Market and Bee Thinking, 1744 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Great food, many open meads – shatter your mead preconceptions and experience dry, sparkling, and elegant modern meads from meaderies all over the country and all over the world – Mead Market is the biggest mead-only bottle shop with over 80 different choices!
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Preview the book and read the reviews on Amazon
Hard-cover, full-color book. 432 pages. 345 photographs. More than 60 recipes including Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian, and Dessert recipes – all with mead pairings. Mead and Cheese pairing table. Distilled honey spirits. Mead vinegars. Mead cocktail recipes. “Meadmaker Profile” sidebars. “Meadery Profile” sidebars. “Mead Profile” sidebars. More than 200 commercial meadery brands mentioned! It’s a gorgeous coffee-table book on mead and mead history and lore, as well as a mead appreciation book and food pairing book. There has never been any book like it for mead. First printing 5,000 copies with more than 600 copies sold in the first two weeks!