Pomona’s Harvest: An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature by H. Frederic Janson, Timber Press, 1996.
From Timber Press:
“An intriguing history of books about fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution, including many beautiful engravings from key works. The relationship of pomology to social history and the history of ideas is explored, and there is a bibliography describing more than 600 fruit-related sources.”
This is an extremely valuable resource for anyone interested in early pomological texts, and pomological illustration.
Currently available as a print-on-demand paperback from these online retailers: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s.
Cider52: Cider on the Go – Birreria at Eataly NYC
Eataly’s rooftop restaurant and brewery Birreria features an assortment of on site brewed cask ales.
Cider: POMONA cider/braggot on cask at La Birreria NYC.
Maker: “Head brewer Peter Hepp is brewing unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated Cask Ales just 30 feet from where you sit, eat and drink. Each is served through traditional hand pumps, at the perfect temperature, so you can enjoy our beers in the most natural and traditional way.”
Origin: Birreria at Eataly NYC
ABV % Unknown
Fruit & Style Notes: Breezy Hill Orchard apples and Catskills Provisions honey
Tasting Notes: SEMI DRY and extremely light with a slight sourness.
Overall: Beer meets Cider meets Mead.
Note: From The Oxford Companion to Beer: “Braggot, a drink that was popular in parts of medieval Europe. Braggots are beers containing large amounts of honey in the wort, sometimes more than 50% of the original gravity. As such they are technically not necessarily considered beer at all, but beverages on the border between beer and mead.”