New Book - As an anti-tank gunner with the 51st Highland Division John Jarmain saw action at El Alamein in October 1942 and then for the next six months he fought with them through the Libyan deserts, right up into Tunisia and then took part in the capture of Sicily. The 51st were often in the thick of the fighting and took terrible casualties. Read More..
Ciderland by James Crowden is the winner of the Prestigious André Simon Book Awards (Drink Category) 2008 . Ciderland has also won the IACP Cookbook Awards 2009.
The South-west of England is justly famous for its wide variety of delicious ciders. Although the drink has been produced there for centuries, over the last thirty years there has been a quiet revolution in the industry characterized by a steady growth in the number of new cider producers. These cider makers vary from small, local companies to well-established outfits pumping out millions of gallons a year.
Aristocratic Cider Boys Discover Champagne Methode
The aristocratic cider boys of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset were hard at it , experimenting with cider, sugar, corks, bottle glass, yeast and secondary fermentation from 1632 onwards... There was even a Parliamentarian cider factory in Oxford by the 1650s, run by Ralph Austen...