Author(s): Hattie Ellis
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
Hattie Ellis is author of several award-winning books, including Sweetness & Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee, What to Eat, Planet Chicken and Best of British Fish. She has written about bees and honey in numerous publications, including The Times Magazine, the Telegraph Weekend section, FT Weekend, Delicious, Kew Magazine and The Field. In 2013 Hattie won two Guild of Food Writers Awards: What to Eat? 10 Chewy Questions About Food won both the Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating and the Food Book Award.