Coming back to this thread three years after the fact to say that our Farawayfriend just blessed us with one of the truly fascinating concepts in wine cocktails I have ever seen!!!Ooops, I'm late to the party, but I'm bringing something to drink.
A 1950s/1960s party favourite: "Kullerpfirsich" (= Rolling peach). Those of you who were in Germany at that time might still remember it. It was regarded as something very glamourous
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1 fresh ripe peach
0.37 l / 14.25 oz sparkling wine
Wash and pad dry a ripe peach. Pierce the peach all around with a fork, several times. Put in a large, globe like glass. Fill up with ice cold sparkling wine. It is important for the sparkling wine to be very cold. Otherwise the peach is not rolling around. The peach should have enough space to move around freely. Serve immediately. The peach starts rolling around itself. It stops if all the carbon dioxide from the sparkling wine is exhausted. Serve with small spoons and forks and a dessert plate.
Well Happy Birthday to her! She's a real peachMy wifes birthday.
Peach farms on the island,never knew that.Well Happy Birthday to her! She's a real peach
Had some local from fresh peaches yesterday from Long Island. There are still some peach farms hanging on in the far reaches of Suffolk County. They're not as huge as Georgia peaches, but they are good!
Sad.The one place I used to go to get peaches at the orchard itself unfortunately closed a few years back, but there are still a few smaller farms hanging on that now sell their locally grown produce to the chain Stop & Stop which has a special local grown selection in the summer months in their fruit and vegetable section.
The Davis Peach Farm was the most popular & well known on Long Island, sadly I think they sold the land to developers
It's the standard story, the owner was 83 years old and no one in the family wanted to take the orchard over. Plus, they had suffered a lot of weather related damages to their trees in the years leading up to the sale. It's a shame to see farmland turned into suburban developments. I swear one day the whole country will be strip malls and gated communitiesSad.
Duane Allman ate a whole truckload of peaches. Ouch!Since I will be away this weekend, thought I go on and post about peaches for National Eat A Peach Day.
The peach originated in China and has been cultivated for 1000s of years. The peach tree is considered the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality and unity.
Peaches traveled to Persia and were discovered by Alexander the Great. Greek and Romans enjoyed them. The Romans cultivated them and transported them North to other European countries in their Empire.
Spaniards brought them to South America. The French brought them to Louisiana. The English brought them to Jamestown.
Columbus brought them to America on his 2nd and 3rd voyages.
However when I eat a peach I always think of Georgie Peaches. Peaches were originally planted in St. Augustine in the 1500s.. Franciscan Monks then took them to St Simon and Cumberland Islands off Georgia . By the mid-1770s Cherokee Indians were cultivating them in Georgia.
Raphael Moses, a Georgia planter, of Columbus, Georgia started to market peaches . He is credited with being the first to ship and sell peaches to markets outside of Georgia. The first Georgia peaches were shipped to New York between 1858 and 1860.
Georgia earned the "peach state" designation during the three decades after the Civil War.
Have a peach on National Peach Day, August 22.
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