Babybel, Truffle Honey. A Match Made At 3 A.M.

In case you had too much of either lying around
Mar 3, 2014 12:30 pm

I had three sacks of Babybels, just take me out back and shoot me if I ever run out of those, but they needed a friend and I was out of both crackers and fruit. A dusty jar in the pantry glared at me as though I'd forgotten about it. I had. It was truffle honey, which doens't go bad, and the possibility of introducing these two single pals made me feel like a lunch yenta. A match made in heaven, after the jump.

What Is Nougat Made Of?

Get friendly with the contents of that candy bar
Jul 9, 2013 1:31 pm

You know it's in your candy bar, and you know you're not mad at it, but if someone asked you what  exactly the nougat in your Snickers was made of, would you know the answer? Do you know what's really going on in that 3 Musketeers? Let's crack them open and find out.

What Is Raw, Unfiltered Honey?

What's all the buzz about, honey?
Jun 21, 2013 1:31 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.

Butternut Squash And Fresh Tuscan Pecorino Recipe

Drizzled with "Devil's Honey" for a spicy kick
Nov 21, 2012 5:46 pm
butternut squash with pecorino
Photo: Fimb on Flickr

Although a mozzarella or even a Jack would work, there is something about combining the tang of sheep’s milk and the creaminess of the squash that just works perfectly in this dish. The addition of chili-spiked wildflower honey (a.k.a. "Devil's Honey") adds a sweet heat that cuts through the richness of this dish.

Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream Recipe

Sweet, creamy avocado ice cream, now in season
Jun 22, 2012 1:01 pm
avocado ice cream

If you've never had avocado in dessert form, you're missing out on one of the culinary world's best-kept secrets. Buttery-smooth and less vegetal than, say, celery or spinach, avocados are perfect for smoothies, shakes, panna cotta and of course, ice cream.

How to Make A Compound Butter

Making flavor-infused compound butter is so easy!
May 11, 2012 5:01 pm
compound butter
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Compound butter is so easy to make you should have at least three varieties in your freezer at all times. Fresh herb butter works great as a finishing element for the perfect grilled steak, in a baked potato or for thickening a pan sauce, spice-spiked butter is perfect for cooking into rice or smearing on naan and the incredibly versatile sweet-fruity-salty orange-honey butter...well, here are some ideas.

Video: Rooftop Beekeeping In Brooklyn

Filmmakers Made By Hand introduce a cool keeper
Feb 28, 2012 4:31 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.

Honey Date Pancakes Recipe

Dig into sweet pancakes with chewy dates
Jan 8, 2012 11:01 am
honey date pancakes
Photo: whitneyinchicago on Flickr

If you're going to make something sweet for brunch, make something sweet, but don't cop out by tossing a handful of chocolate chips in batter and calling it impressive. Instead, go exotic.


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