The Art of Making Fire Cider
An Old-time Tonic Used for What Ails You
—Courtesy of Storey Publishing
Fire cider—a spicy, zesty, immune-boosting tonic of apple cider vinegar and powerhouse herbs like horseradish, onion, garlic, ginger, and cayenne—is an old-time remedy that’s gaining a new generation of fans. Rosemary Gladstar has created a compendium of recipes for making and using these cider vinegar tonics.
For more than 30 years, best-selling author and popular herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has been touting the health benefits of fire cider. Her original recipe, inspired by traditional cider vinegar remedies, has given rise to dozens of fire cider formulations created by fans of the tonic who use it to address everyday ills, from colds and flu to leg cramps and hangovers. Fire Cider! 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar (Storey Publishing, October 15, 2019, paperback) is a lively collection of 101 recipes contributed by more than 70 herbal enthusiasts, with energizing versions ranging from Black Currant Fire Cider to Triple Goddess Vinegar, Fire Cider Dark Moonshine, and Bloody Mary Fire Cider. Colourful asides, including tribute songs and amusing anecdotes, capture Gladstar’s passionate desire to pass along the fire cider tradition.
Try recipes in the book for Spice Rack Fire Cider, Original Texas Fire Cider, Fire Cider Toasted Nuts, Vinegar-Cured Wild Mushrooms, Fire Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Maple-Mustard Fire Cider Salad Dressing, Fire Cider Stir-Fry, and more!
Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, which draw on her 40-plus years of experience studying and teaching about the healing properties of herbs. She is a world-renowned educator, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founding director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, the International Herb Symposium, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. Gladstar is founding president of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native American herbs. She was the original formulator for Traditional Medicinal herbal teas and has led herbal educational adventures around the world. She is the recipient of an honourary doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and serves on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and the National Health Freedom Coalition. She lives in Vermont.
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