Throughout history, mankind has depended on honey to add sweetness to food. Honey is created from the chemical process of breaking down the nectar that honeybees collect from flowers and plants into glucose and fructose. Like wine, honey comes in different flavors depending on flower species and environments, making it a perfect ingredient for desserts and cocktails. Also, bees are scientifically proven to helping crops to reproduce through pollination, and they are responsible for the preservation of plant resources and ecological circulation. Avocados, almonds, cucumbers, and apples are a few key fruits directly affected by the survival of bees. Now, awareness surrounding the plight of bees has sparked a wave of urban beekeeping and new discussions around locally sourced foods and environment preservation.
The combination of vinegar with honey in Italian cuisine is also a classic that tops all classics. Whatever the main ingredient is, when vinegar meets honey, they neutralize each other’s acidity and sweetness and introduce richness to the dish. I often use this mixture in many recipes.
Fabio Bragagnolo, Chef de Cuisine of Casadelmar
These days, beekeepers, particularly those who raise bees in confined spaces, remove newly born queen bees to keep the bee population in control and prevent swarming. But my style is the opposite. I look for new queen bees and colonies every year since they leave the parent colony to establish a new one. I usually take care of 20 to 30 beehives. They should be allowed to reproduce freely on their own.
Hatidze Muratova, Main cast in
MAGAZINE F ISSUE NO.8 HONEY
SIZE170 X 240 MM
DATE 2019. 10. 31.