There are a fair number of uses for our Noble Interest in the kitchen. I must state that I have spent the better part of a day trying to find older recipes (medieval and before) and have been utterly unable to do so. I am quite certain that it's because I don't know what the plant was called at those times.
I know that Pliny referred to it as Lupus salictarius and the Anglo-Saxons called it hymele, humele, or hymelyc, but I could find no reference to any of these names in the culinary works I have access to. So- I'll have to proceed without older recipes. If any of my readers can help me here, I'd appreciate it. As always, use the comments below. Thanks!
First up is a video describing what you're looking for when you go foraging for your hops. It is a bit short on definitive identification so grab your field guides and remember not to put anything in your mouth that you can't positively identify.
As I said, there's so much more to our Noble Interest than just beer. Do you have a favorite hop recipe? Do you know of any recipes from ancient times? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by.
Tomorrow I'll take a calm look in the Leechkit for our Noble Interest.