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    Honey Connoisseur Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, with a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals

    ISBN-10: 1579129293
    ISBN-13: 9781579129293
    Author(s): C. Marina Marchese, Kim Flottum
    Description: From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat Like wine,  More...
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    Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 208
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.628

    From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat Like wine, cheese, coffee, and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers' markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers are capitalizing on the trend. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select, and use a diverse selection of honey.After a brief explanation of how bees produce honey, the authors introduce the concept of terroir, the notion that soil, weather, and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. As with wines, knowing the terroir of a honey varietal helps to inform an understanding of its flavor.The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions, how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors pair best with a particular honey. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, quick-and-easy desserts, and beverages.Beautifully illustrated and designed, The Honey Connoisseur is the perfect book for foodies and locavores alike.

    C. Marina Marchese is the founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, which sells honey and natural products to gourmet food shops and fine restaurants all over the United States. (www.redbee.com)  Certified by the American Apitherapy Society, she has trained as a honey judge at the University of Georgia and serves on the board of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut.  Marina has written for Bee Culture magazine and The Journal of AmericanApitherapy Society, and Red Bee Honey was the cover story of the American Bee Journal in 2004.  A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she is also an award-winning illustrator and designer.  Marina lives and tends bees in Weston, Connecticut.    

    La Dolce Vita
    Terroir: A Portrait of the Land
    The Honey Plants
    The Not-So-Sweet Side of Honey
    Tasting Honey
    Pairing Honey with Cheese and Food
    Glossary
    Index
    References

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