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Book Review: Eat The City

Robin Shulman's fascinating book on urban sourcing
Aug 1, 2012 10:01 am

If you love New York City and food — especially meat, honey, vegetables, sugar, beer, fish and wine —you will be riveted by Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Bee Keepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York.

Video: Rooftop Beekeeping In Brooklyn

Filmmakers Made By Hand introduce a cool keeper
Feb 28, 2012 3:31 pm
Made By Hand Brooklyn

In the lastest short film produced by Made By Hand we’re introduced to rooftop beekeeper Megan Paska, who maintains a dozen hives around New York City.

Boiled Alive: Turning Bees Into Mead

Sacrificing a beehive for a viking-era drink
Sep 20, 2011 9:01 am
beehive

I have a hard time explaining what happened to my bees. The short answer is, I killed them. Thousands of bees, and I killed them. I repeat this to myself in shock and wonder; wonder at the scale, so artificially vast, and the shame, as real and finite as a sting.

But the long answer is darker still: It wasn’t a massacre, it was an experiment. I was making...

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