“I am not so wealthy that I may buy myself wine; and wine is not the drink of children or fools, but of the old and wise"). It is no surprise, therefore, that the chief of the Norse gods and god of wisdom, Óðinn, drank only wine, as we see in the Eddaic poem Grímnismál, verse 19:
Gera ok Freka seðr gunntamiðr hróðigr Herjaföður; en við vín eitt vopngöfugr Óðinn æ lifir.
War-accustomed Warrior-Father Feeds it to Geri and Freki, For on wine alone weapon-good Óðinn always lives.*
Among fermented foods, yogurt is a classic. It has been around more or less forever, is used in many cuisines, and requires no fancy equipment or ingredients. The basic formula is: milk + bacteria = yogurt. Because yogurt bacteria live in yogurt, any batch of yogurt can serve as the starter for the next batch. What follows is my preferred method to make yogurt.
I’ve been stewing on thoughts for a long time about what I would write about in lieu of our current times as a radical community. I consider myself (if I had to) a middle Gen punk, too young for ’77, too old for 20-something banter and millennia influences. Other punks of my age bracket often lament about being stuck in the middle between ‘how it was’ and ‘how it is’.