If we were going to put an inception date on Cider/Food, it wouldn't be when Ryan and I fell in love, but when our work did. It was on a trip we took across the pond, over meals in the English countryside, that our worlds of photography and cider, broke bread.
Hopping from pub to orchard, a pilgrimage unfolded and for me a new connection to the craft formed. We walked among fruit baring cider trees older then our great great grandparents and listened to the tales of cider makers steeped in history lost to our countrymen.
We drank, we ate, we documented.
Most nights you can find us bellied up to our dinner table long after the dishes are cleaned and cleared. We like it there, in the warm glow of a few candles and the last sips of a waiting glass. Eating for us is not only essential but educational, and drinking, the life source of our culinary experiences both in the kitchen and on the road. For Ryan and I, the labors of creating are an extension of ourselves. Cider/Food is more than just a namesake, it's a testament to our past, present and future.