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What Is Raw, Unfiltered Honey?

What's all the buzz about, honey?
Jun 21, 2013 12:31 pm

Ever stare at a shelf of honey and genuinely not know which ones to buy? Does a recipe call for buckwheat, wildflower or possibly even raw unfiltered honey, making you look sadly with ignorance at your half-full plastic squeezy bear? Get educated, after the jump.

Boiled Alive: Turning Bees Into Mead

Sacrificing a beehive for a viking-era drink
Sep 20, 2011 9:01 am
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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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What we are talking about at Food Republic HQ today
Apr 7, 2011 8:28 am
Photo: ndboy on Flickr

Over at BrewYour Own: The how-to homebrew beer magazine the editors are tasting beer made with coffee bean that have been previously, um, digested and excreted by civets. 

It's not only corn for ethanol that's driving up global food prices....

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