Spoonfuls of Honey

Author: Hattie Ellis
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 191049609X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Just as honeybees are found all over the world so are recipes that use their honey. Caribbean jerk, Spanish tapas, French sauces, British biscuits and Turkish cakes all gleam with the sweet stuff. It can take no more than a spoonful of honey to bring its deep flavour to a dish. As a marinade it can enhance meat and poultry, and it works particularly well with nuts and fruits, cream and cheese, herbs and spices. Spoonfuls of Honey explores varieties of honey, explains what to consider when buying and storing it, gives tips on how to use it in your cooking, and also explores the benefits to your health and the role bees and honey play in nature. It also features over 80 recipes covering meals throughout the day and also snacks, preserves, sweets and drinks. Praise for Sweetness & Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee by Hattie Ellis 'Like the densely packed honeycomb of the hive, [Ellis'] book is jam-packed with information, ideas, stories and questions. Fascinating.' The Independent 'Richly informative and beautifully written.' Richard Mabey, The Times

Taste of Honey

Author: Marie Simmons
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449441386
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Holy honey! Taste of Honey, with its lush photos and delectable recipes, not only teaches how to best use single-origin honey in the kitchen, it reminds us that honey is an almost magical substance, connecting us to our landscape, and to the hardworking honey bee. Marie Simmons’s book has made robbing the hive even sweeter.” —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City “It’s rare to see such an information-rich book presented in such a cheery and beautiful package. We also need to know more about this important, timely—and also timeless— subject. A well-written tome packed with good recipes comes as no surprise, since this is from Marie Simmons, one of the absolute best food writers around. I read this one cover to cover.” —Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and The Heart of the Plate "I’m a honey collector, too, but unlike Marie, I tend to stick to a drizzle of honey over cheese, toast, or hot cereal and the occasional dessert. There are so many more ideas here for using honey, not only the recipes but the more informal suggestions that follow each chapter—my favorites. And I do hope that the appeal of honey itself with lead us to care more for our struggling bee populations." —Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors and Vegetable Literacy Honey is a lot like olive oil; how do you know what type to select from the farmers' market or the store shelf? Are all honey bears created equal? What makes one variety of honey different from another? Which is better for baking and which is best for savory dishes? Why is one darker than another in color, what does that mean? All these questions and more will be answered in Taste of Honey. Veteran cookbook author Marie Simmons helps readers understand the life of a bee, and how the terroir of its habitat influences both the color and flavor of the honey it produces. Then she explains how these flavor profiles are best paired with certain ingredients in over 60 sweet and savory simple, delicious recipes. Here is just a sample: Snacks and Breakfast: Flatbread with Melted Manchego, Rosemary and Honey; Honey, Scallion and Cheddar Scones; Honey French Toast with Peaches with Honey and Mint. Main Dishes: Crispy Coconut Shrimp with Tangy Honey Dipping Sauce; Salmon with Honey, Miso and Ginger Glaze; Baby Back Ribs with Chipotle Honey Barbecue Sauce; Cold Chinese Noodles with Peanut Honey Sauce. Salads and Vegetable Side Dishes: Pear, Stilton and Bacon Salad with Honey Dressing and Honey Glazed Pecans; Mango and Celery Salad with Honey and Lime Dressing; Honey Glazed Beets with Cinnamon, Orange and Mint; Roasted Eggplant Slices with Warmed Feta and Honey Drizzle. Sweets: Honey Pear Tart with Honey Butter Sauce; Chunky Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies; Honey Zabaglione; Honey Panna Cotta; Micki’s Special Honey Fudge Brownies. Each recipe includes a detailed guide for the type of honey that will work best with it, along with some ideas to experiment with. In addition to full recipes, there are simple, fast things to do with honey at the end of each recipe chapter called Quick Hits with Honey:· For crackers, celery boats, or sandwich spread combine ½ cup peanut or almond butter and 2 tablespoons buckwheat, sunflower, avocado, or alfalfa honey.· Drizzle lavender, thyme, or star thistle honey on a fruit plate medley of sliced fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.· Serve a ripe pear, cut into thin wedges, with a salty blue veined cheese (Stilton, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola) and a handful of toasted walnuts with a drizzle of chestnut honey.· Season lamb chops with finely chopped rosemary, coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper and broil. Brush each side with a generous coating of your favorite honey 1 minute before turning.· Dress salad greens with equal parts fresh lemon juice and honey for a quick oil-free dressing.· Stir ½ teaspoon grated orange or lemon zest into 1 cup creamy whole milk ricotta cheese. Top with dusting of ground cinnamon and drizzle with lemon or orange blossom honey. You'll also find a comprehensive glossary that covers 40 different varietals of honey, as well as information about the healing properties of honey and interesting tidbits about bees and honey throughout history. Seventy-five photographs by Meg Smith capture the intimate life of the bee and all it's activity producing honey, along with the gorgeous food you can make with it. This is the book to help you better understand the different flavors of honey and how to use the right one to best complement your next recipe.

Sweetness and Light

Author: Hattie Ellis
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307547868
Format: PDF
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Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family? Or that after man, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the most studied creature on the planet? And that throughout history, honey has been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians (the first known beekeepers), the Greeks, and European monarchs, as well as Winnie the Pooh? In Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the present, from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City. Uncovering the secrets of the honeybee one by one, Ellis shows how this small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other living creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Value added Products from Beekeeping

Author: R. Krell
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251038192
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The purpose of this bulletin is to introduce beekeepers, people considering keeping bees and those interested in processing and marketing to the large diversity of products that can be derived from beekeeping for income generation. Each product category, includinng cosmetics, derived from basic bee products such as honey, pollen, wax, propolis, royal jelly, venom, adult and larval honeybees, is presented in this publication, providing history, description, product quality, marketing aspects and a few selected recipes. A detailed bibliography, a list of suppliers of equipment, conversion of weights and Codex Alimentarius Standards for Honey are given in the annexes.

Beeswax Alchemy

Author: Petra Ahnert
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592539793
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a reference book for all things beeswax. It offers a basic introduction to extracting and purifying beeswax, as well as many items that can be made with it.

The Honey Cookbook

Author: Maria Lo Pinto
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781801492
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much more than a cookbook, this indispensable guide includes a variety of uses for honey. In addition to 240 recipes, the book features a section on complete menu suggestions, cooking tips, weights and measures, substitutions, glossary and index.

The iHoney Diet

Author: Mike McInnes
Publisher: Coronet
ISBN: 1444775928
Format: PDF, ePub
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Just a spoon full of honey is all it takes to lose weight according to the sweetest, easiest diet. Fall asleep and the weight will fall off you. It couldn't be simpler or easier. Honey has always been regarded as a food with almost magical, health-giving and healing properties. Now the latest scientific research backs this up. We are always being told that sugar is bad for us, and that is true of most types of sugar - but science shows that honey is good sugar. Just a tablespoon of honey every night before you go to bed will: · Give your body exactly the right type and quantity of food it needs to burn off excess weight during the night · Reduce your craving for other - bad - sugars during the day · Give golden slumbers, deep long-lasting, dream-filled sleep that will help you wake up happy and refreshed · Help restore your immune system and your body's natural balances Nutrition expert and former Boots chemist Mike McInnes here reveals the secrets of his revolutionary diet, gives a step by step guide to complementary meals and simple, easy resistance exercises, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Sugar

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780234783
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It’s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetites—whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta sauces—for better and for worse. In this book, Andrew F. Smith offers a fascinating history of this simultaneously beloved and reviled ingredient, holding its incredible value as a global commodity up against its darker legacies of slavery and widespread obesity. As Smith demonstrates, sugar’s past is chockfull of determined adventurers: relentless sugar barons and plantation owners who worked alongside plant breeders, food processors, distributors, and politicians to build a business based on our cravings. Exploring both the sugarcane and sugar beet industries, he tells story after story of those who have made fortunes and those who have met demise all because of sugar’s simple but profound hold on our palates. Delightful and surprisingly action-packed, this book offers a layered and definitive tale of sugar and the many people who have been caught in its spell—from barons to slaves, from chefs to the countless among us born with that insatiable devil, the sweet tooth.

Lyle s Golden Syrup Cookbook

Author: Tate & Lyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471148890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This appetising collection of over 80 sweet and savoury classic and contemporary recipes reveals the versatility of cooking with Tate & Lyle's Golden Syrup, either as a main ingredient or to enhance the flavour of the recipe. Be tempted by the sumptuous seasonal selection - from American Apple Cinnamon Pancakesand Lyle's Gallant Gingerbread Mento Beef with Golden Syrup and Ginger and Salmonwith Black Treacle, Juniper and Sherry Dressing. With many mouth-watering photographs and simple-to-follow recipes, it'll be easy to spoil family and friends with delicious home cooking all year round. There are extra tips and suggestions included with many of the recipes.

Italian Desserts

Author: Anthony Parkinson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411644646
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Showing that there is much variety to see and taste at the end of a good Italian meal, this Italian dessert cookbook is intended for those trying to master the art of Italian dessert-making.