a Tuscan mentor called Franco

Interesting idea about making apple cider balsamic vinegar. Presumably that would involve leaving the cider vinegar to mature and concentrate through evaporation at a slow rate in oak casks or something like that.

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Ever since meeting Franco, I’ve wanted to make more with our apples.

Apple juice and cider are obvious progressions; I also want to make our own apple balsamic vinegar. We made Granny’s Apple Juice in a factory on farm when I was a kid, selling it in 2L glass bottles. I still remember the taste of foamy, just-pressed juice.

At Slow Food’s Terra Madre in 2010, I was after an early morning espresso and said a friendly bonjourno to an older Italian man as I passed. He said hello back in a much better accent, and asked if I knew where he could get a coffee.

Franco turned out to be a biodynamic farmer from Tuscany. With his family he grows ancient grains, grinds them into flour with a traditional mill, and makes Demeter-certified pasta. He also has a small orchard of heritage Italian apples that he makes into…

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Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic

Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic

Originally uploaded by AndyRob

If you are going to go to the trouble of buying in Apple Cider Vinegar, for health purposes, then you might as well go the whole hog and get the Organic version. Scientists have confirmed that organic produce has positive effects on nutritional quality.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Originally uploaded by AndyRob

Apple Cider Vinegar

Biona Organic Cider Vinegar

Oak Matured, unpasteurised, unfiltered

This is the best Apple cider vinegar I have tasted for cooking and use in salads.

Cider Apples

Apples for cider and then possibly vinegar ripen in the sunshine in the orchards of Ashgrove Farm in the village of Marden on August 8, 2007 in Herefordshire. The cider farm produces in the time-honoured Herefordshire practice of combining livestock farming with the growing of cider apples. Sales of cider have overtaken beer in off-licences and now top one billion pints a year.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Group

Do you have any pictures of apple cider vinegar recipes or maybe applications of apple cider vinegar? You can show them to the apple cider vinegar world by adding them to the apple cider vinegar group on Flickr.com

Here are some of the pictures already there:

Aspall Cyder Vinegar 3Biona Organic Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar, Organic

Cider Vinegar Page at UKcider

Have you seen the cider vinegar page at UKcider yet?

It’s only short at the moment but has the possibility to develop into a substantial resource about cider vinegar with the help of any contributors who wish to edit the cider vinegar page.

Cider vinegar - Real Cider and Perry at ukcider - good cider pub guide - cider producers - cider makers FAQ

Apple cider vinegar – Bubbling

Two weeks into the apple cider vinegar experiment.
It had developed some VERY EXCITING MOULD. I scraped it off and emailed Sandor, the man who wrote Wild Fermentation. He said I did right. Everything is okay in vinegar land. No more big moulds, just what will become the Mother of vinegar

Apple cider vinegar - Bubbling by nadja.robot.

by nadja.robot