GIFT OF THE DAY: Truffle Cheese & More

It’s the fresh truffle season. Alas, few of us can afford fresh truffles—$220/ounce for the Italian white Alba truffle (Tuber magnatum pico) and about half that for the French black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum). One way we enjoy truffles in a more affordable form is through truffle cheese and truffle honey, which incorporate small pieces…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Honey Crème

Creamed raspberry honey is irresistible. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE. Honey Ridge Farms has a solution for inexpensive yet delicious small gifts and stocking stuffers. The company blends its clover honey with fruit or spice to create Apricot, Blackberry, Cranberry, Raspberry and Spiced Honey Crèmes. Luscious, yet light on the palate, these honey…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Demerara Sugar

Demerara sugar. Photo by Glane | Wikimedia. Demerara sugar is natural brown sugar made by partially refining sugar cane extract. It’s a more nutritious product than what we know as “light” and “dark” brown sugar, which is made by adding molasses to fully refined white sugar, which is stripped of its nutrients. (Molasses itself is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey Drink

Good to the last drop. Photo courtesy Savannah Bee Company. When there’s just a bit of honey left in the jar, don’t toss it out: Make a honey julep. Fill the honey jar halfway with hot water, screw the cap on and shake until the honey is dissolved. Pour the “honey water” over ice, add…
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ISSUE: Bee-Ware Of Dishonest Honey

Do you care if your honey is “honest honey”—ethically sourced? Then read the labels. Last year, the U.S. produced only about 144 million pounds of the 382 million pounds of honey consumed. The remainder was imported from Argentina, Brazil, Canada and other countries. And it’s the “other countries” wherein the problem lies—specifically, Asian imports. Two…
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