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Capturing Honey’s Natural Sweetness in Nashville

Posted by National Honey Board on July 21, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Capturing Honey’s Natural Sweetness in Nashville

Last week the National Honey Board (NHB) was back in Nashville for a sweet photo shoot with the very talented Mark Boughton and his great team. In a continued effort to put forth the best honey-inspired recipes for consumers interested in cooking with honey, the NHB has been partnering with Mark Boughton Photography for a number of years on creating beautiful recipe images that capture the pure inspiration that is all-natural honey.

Honey has a way of truly enhancing even the simplest of dishes with its natural benefits. Whether you’re looking for a little help locking in moisture for succulent grilled meats, balancing out sour, tart or spicy ingredients in a recipe, or simply adding sweetness and beautiful color, this single ingredient spans your entire menu.

While it’s fun to take pictures of honey and ...

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Include Honey in Your Picnic Basket!

Posted by National Honey Board on July 15, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Include Honey in Your Picnic Basket!

It’s a pastime as beloved as summer itself – the picnic. Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? And what a time to celebrate too! There’s no shortage of sunshine and warm weather, the flowers are all in bloom, the kids are out of school – conditions are perfect.

Picnics are great, aren’t they? There are few things better than pulling up to your favorite park, laying out a blanket and cracking open a simple basket with delicious treats inside. And there are all kinds of picnics - family picnics, holiday picnics, community picnics and even company picnics; we sure do love picnics. While the crowds at these various picnics always vary, one thing never does and that is that all picnics are centered around food, and not the messy, complex stuff, oh no, we’re talking the simple, ...

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National Honey Board Unites with Leading Chefs & Mixologists at 2016 Honey Food & Beverage Summit

Posted by National Honey Board on July 6, 2016 - 9:33 AM

National Honey Board Unites with Leading Chefs & Mixologists at 2016 Honey Food & Beverage Summit

St. Helena was the place to “bee” for the 2016 Honey Food & Beverage Summit, targeting high-volume foodservice operations. Approximately one dozen participants enjoyed several days of immersive honey education and kitchen time at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Greystone campus, nestled in the beautiful Napa Valley. Designed to explore the versatility of honey, from sweet to savory and across various day parts, the summit inspired food and beverage professionals to find new and innovative ways to highlight this golden ingredient.

The chef and mixologist attendees hailed from across the country and represented a variety of restaurant chains and other operations. From Rubio’s to Texas Roadhouse to Disney, participants had a crash course in everything from honey varietals to a honey and spirit ...

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Tags: texas roadhouse, st. helena, spirits, rubio's, nhb, national honey board, napa valley, long meadow ranch, kim haasarud, honey varietals, honey summit, honey food & beverage summit

Guest Post from Chef David Guas: Honey Up Your Summer

Posted by National Honey Board on June 27, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Guest Post from Chef David Guas: Honey Up Your Summer

The National Honey Board gets to work with many great partners, including celebrity chef, host and cookbook author Chef David Guas. We recently had the chance to chat with him about why honey is his go-to ingredient for grilling up one sweet summer:

The grill and I are no strangers. In fact, we go way back. I’m talking 6-years-old-can’t-even-see-over-the-grill type of back. Growing up in the heart of soul cooking—New Orleans—with a Cuban-born father, our wood-burning grill was the hearth of our home. Come Sundays we would all gather around and watch my father work diligently over the flames, waiting impatiently until he produced something grill-marked and juicy that we could sink our teeth into. As soon as I could hold a pair of grilling tongs and see over the embers, I was right in there ...

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National Honey Board Bakes with the best in the Business at Annual Honey Baking Summit

Posted by National Honey Board on June 20, 2016 - 11:21 AM

National Honey Board Bakes with the best in the Business at Annual Honey Baking Summit

On June 6-8, the National Honey Board (NHB) hosted its sixth annual Honey Baking Summit in Providence, R.I. The event brought together 18 of the most talented bakers from across the country, and exposed them to two days of learning about honey and developing exceptional bakery foods with honey.

In addition to education and baking sessions, attendees learned about honey bees, visited an apiary and tasted more than 20 varietals of honey. The varietals of honey came from across the United States and included clover, buckwheat, bamboo, blueberry and more. In a wine tasting style, participants analyzed each honey by taste, scent and appearance. The bakers then went to the bakery to use the honey in the development of breads and pastries.

On the last day, attendees visited an apiary on a farm, where everyone suited up and ...

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Six Steps to a Sweet Family Summer

Posted by National Honey Board on June 13, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Six Steps to a Sweet Family Summer

With the passing of Memorial Day summer is here (although the official first day of summer is actually June 20th)! It’s time for planning summer vacations, family gatherings and anything that will keep the kids busy until school starts again in the fall. If a vacation is not in the budget or you’re just looking for a little sweet inspiration, we’ve get six honey-inspired activities that the entire family can enjoy together.

Visit a beekeeper. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem, as well as our economy, but they may come off as scary to little ones. Share a teachable moment with your family by connecting with a local beekeeper to ask questions, sample honey and maybe even tour an apiary (bee farm). Many states in the U.S. have their own beekeeping associations that would love to connect you with ...

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National Honey Board Partners with Fresh Chicken Packers to Honey Up Your Summer

Posted by National Honey Board on June 1, 2016 - 8:35 AM

National Honey Board Partners with Fresh Chicken Packers to Honey Up Your Summer

The National Honey Board (NHB) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Gold’n Plump and Foster Farms to Honey Up Your Summer! On the heels of the Memorial Day weekend, the second largest grilling weekend of the year, the NHB is excited to launch this delicious 3-part grilling campaign just in time for the summer grilling season.

The first piece of this promotion kicks off in grocery stores across the country. Look for specially marked packages of fresh chicken for our new Honey Grilled Chicken recipe and instructions on how to get $5 back by mail-in rebate when you buy fresh chicken and 12 oz or larger of honey in the same purchase. Can’t find the specially marked package? Don’t worry; you can still participate by printing off your rebate form here and mailing it in with your original receipt of ...

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7 Honey-Inspired Recipes to Make Your Memorial Day Sweeter with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on May 25, 2016 - 12:44 PM

7 Honey-Inspired Recipes to Make Your Memorial Day Sweeter with Honey!

The weather is heating up and we all know what that means…..it’s time to pull that dusty cover off the grill and fire it up. If you’re hosting a sweet summer cookout, we’re here to help bring your summer entertaining to whole new level with honey!

Honey is a pure, all-natural ingredient that elevates every part of your menu, giving your recipes unbeatable flavor and unmatched functional benefits. From balancing flavors to locking in all the yummy natural moisture for juicy meats and acting as an emulsifier in sauces and glazes, one-ingredient honey performs a slew of tasks spanning both sweet and savory dishes.

This year you will be the queen bee of the backyard BBQ! We’ve got everything, from pre-dinner bites, delectable side dishes, a delicious dessert and sweet beverages. Our ...

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