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The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper's Kitchen

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Indulge your sweet tooth all year long with honeys many seasonal flavors. Use avocado honey to add depth to Aprils baby carrots; spice up your July peaches with sourwood honey; and add some cranberry honey to Novembers Thanksgiving spread. This delightful book is filled with bits of honey lore and beekeeping history to sweeten your exploration of the varied and delicious ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Alyssa
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookery, 100-in-2014
Read: March 2014
Where It Came From: eARC from publisher via NetGalley*
Genre: Cookbook
Rating: 3.5 Honey Varietals

I enjoy honey. It is known. Cookbooks featuring this delicious sweetener are something I naturally gravitate toward, and thus it is no surprise that I find myself reviewing this one. Unlike The Honey Connoisseur, which I reviewed previously, this one is first and foremost about cooking things. While it does provide some introductory information about bees, honey, and bee-keeping, its
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Kimberly Ann
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
#108

I'm not sure why a person would need a "honey" cookbook, but I suppose not everyone is a creative cook. So for those of you who are not creative, might as well give this a try.

Book is a paperback format with not as many photos as I would have liked of the prepared dishes. It is broken down into the: dedication; thanks; table of contents; preface; notes on recipes; how to taste honey w/ a flavor wheel; seasons, months (each using a specific varietal w/ a description of that particular honey),
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S
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbook, non-fiction
What I enjoyed most about this book was the information on bees' lives, keeping bees, and types of honey.
What was, unfortunately, not the greatest part of this book: the actual recipes.

Don't get me wrong - they aren't bad; they're just not very original or inspiring. The cooking section could have just been: "substitute honey for the sweetener in your regular recipes!" and that is that.

I also found it weird that she went ahead and called it the Honey Cookbook, but then admits that not all the
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Darren
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why do books concerning honey need to have lots of very close-up, all-too-realistic pictures of bees everywhere, scaring the bejesus out of this reviewer who has a bit of an aversion to flying things! One knows that honey comes from bees

Despite the nerve-jarring start, this compact book offers up 80-plus different recipes split over a typical year, seeking to showcase the range of different honey varieties along the way. Matters start with a fairly interesting introduction and primer to honey,
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*Angela*
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: review_read, cookbook
Let me start by saying this book deserves to be a 4 star rating. I truly enjoyed it from cover to cover. So why did I only rate it 3 stars? I think the title is unintentionally misleading. This was not really a honey cookbook, in fact some of the recipes do not even contain honey. This book is more a mix of recipes and beekeeping facts. Ms. Masterton does state in the intro that not all of the recipes contain honey, but rather they all include ingredients that would not exist without bees as ...more
Sandra Lassiter
Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I love the idea of this cookbook; information about honey and bees along with recipes celebrating all the different kinds of honey. There's just one problem--I was really surprised at the number of recipes that didn't use honey! (Though, the Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic are REALLY good!) There's only 84 recipes in the whole book, so for around a dozen or so recipes to not include honey really brought this book down for me. I kind of felt cheated. That being said, most of the recipes ...more
Stephanie
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, cookbooks
Not only a wonderful cookbook, but a good explanation of beekeeping and the importance of bees. The cookbook utilizes not only recipes with honey, but recipes with ingredients that would not be possible without pollination by bees.

The recipes are organized by month and feature a honey varietal to showcase with the recipes for the month. There are a lot of creative recipes in the book that I never would have thought of on my own. As a honey lover, I will be utilizing many of the recipes in this
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Elizabeth Bollmeyer
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
To goes over how to taste honey because if the honey is made from different plants pollen it taste different which would make since. It gives you recipes for every season. And a different honey for every month and recipes to go with it. so that fun. If your into honey or just like trying something new this may be the book for you to try out.

And as something fun you can also learn about bees as you cook. Because there are pages about the Queen, and worker bees, and other bees as well. I think
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Jessica
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbooks-2013
I was SO looking forward to getting this cookbook, but I was disappointed because all of the recipes use different kinds of "specialty" honey - like Tupelo honey or Orange Blossom honey, etc. I love honey, but I try to only get local honey so I was hoping for more recipes that weren't specialty specific. Not to say you couldn't use your local honey in these recipes, but I didn't like that it was based on multiple kinds of specialty honey. But, there were one or two recipes I'd like to try.
Jess
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-booklist
This was pretty cool. I didn't realize how many different kinds of honey there actually were. I think some of the recipes were cool. I also enjoyed the information about bees and how they worked inside of their hives. Also, I could have sworn that I'd already rated and reviewed this on here but maybe not.
Jennifer
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book... a lot of information about honey, how it's made, seasonal information foods that require bees in order to survive. Not REALLY a honey cookbook, but a wonderful book about bees and honey.
Cassie
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great simple recipes with normal ingredients.
Cassandra
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Nice cookbook with friendly, casual tone. Lovely pictures and vey interesting facts about bees.
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