Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Like water


  1. There has never been anything like the water at the house where I grew up. It was a little hard, but it tasted perfect.

    The water at my grandparents house is so naturally soft that it's impossible to get soap off of your body. It's very strange.

  2. Beautiful images and such evocative description - I want to experience it! But, for a silly american, what is french cidre, and what does 4.5 abv. mean? I assume a cider maybe, and an alcohol content?! Also bouchee, an alcohol taste descriptor? Thanks for the education!

    1. In France they call cider cidre, produced mostly in Brittany and Normandy. The bottle conditioned variety is corked (bouché) like in a champagne bottle. Its alcohol content by volume is 4.5%. It is hard to find in UK shops but it tastes totally different to our home grown cider.

  3. Beautifully written. It reminded me of the water in my East Texas hometown...soft and sweet, but it took forever to get the shampoo out of your hair. Now my limestone filtered water of North Central Texas rinses easily, but it leaves chalky residue over time and tastes awful.

  4. So that's why you drink a lot of bottled beer!