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

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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
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Black Dog & Leventhal (first published May 7th 2013)
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Melody
Oct 28, 2013 Melody rated it liked it
Interesting for what it left out as much as for what it included. No eucalyptus honey? No acacia? Still, it covered a lot of ground- or maybe a lot of flowers. Many interesting facts about both plants and their habits as well as the flowers/nectars/honeys produced by the bees working them. There was a good chapter on adulterants and their ubiquity. A lot of the pairings, as well as some of the tasting notes, struck me as too, too.
Europe Lee
Jun 15, 2016 Europe Lee rated it really liked it
I did not expect to be so good. But when I start reading it I could not stop! Very interesting information and perspective for honey lovers (learn how to wisely buy and better enjoy honey), beekeepers (learn how to find the characteristics of your honey and present to your clients), educators (making interesting honey tasting workshops).

Nice presentation of the book and useful information.
Alyssa
Sep 20, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Read: Summer 2013
Where It Came From: eARC from publisher via NetGalley*
Genre: Non-fiction with a side of cooking
Rating: 4.5 Happy Honeybees

This book made me want to find a swirly skirt and go spin around in a verdant field somewhere à la Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Does that sound weird for a book about honey? I might have thought so prior to reading, but it’s really not—as this book enlightened me, so much of how honey tastes is dependent on the land where it’s produced, and The Honey
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Darren
Jun 28, 2013 Darren rated it really liked it
This book opened this reviewer's eyes, so to speak, as one never imagined that there was so much variety in honey. Of course, when you think about it and rationalise it, it is fairly obvious, but unless you are a particular fan of honey you might be forgiven for just picking up whatever honey is cheapest from the store when you need "honey" for your cooking. This reviewer is guilty as charged.

So this book presents a very detailed, yet lightly-written, look at the rich, diverse world of honey, co
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Cassandra Carico
Sep 21, 2014 Cassandra Carico rated it really liked it
So many lovely photos... oh, and there's great information too. I have this book as supplemental reading for my beekeeping classes. It is a fun, quick read that offers facts about honey that the layman likely does not know.
Kristina Arnold
Sep 11, 2013 Kristina Arnold rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-cuisine
Especially enjoyed the pairings and recipes!
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Oct 11, 2013 Michaela rated it really liked it
Beautiful book and very interesting.
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