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HONEY

HONEY, No. 8

Birds don’t do it. Bees do it. We’re grateful.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

AWAKENING
The crisis of honeybees in the media
HONEY ISLAND
Pierre Carli : A traditional Corsican beekeeper rearing queen bees himself
Alain Valentini : An entrepreneur promoting Corsican honey with premium honey products and partnerships with renowned cosmetics brands

IN CORSICA
Art’è Gustu, a gastronomic festival focused on Corsican culinary culture

ALL ABOUT BEES
Facts about the ecosystem of honeybees, the most fascinating creatures in the world

ACADEMIC MANUAL
Stories about honey from historical events and traditional beekeeping practices to the latest trends

URBAN BEEKEEPING
The status quo of urban beekeeping across business, welfare, and public benefits

INTERVIEW
Fabio Bragagnolo : A chef who infuses local Corsican specialties and culinary culture into classic French and Italian dishes
Michael Bartocetti: A pastry chef who creates top-quality desserts with a curious combination of ingredients

F CUT
Moments that capture symbiotic relationships between bees and honey plants

INTERVIEW
Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov : Co-directors of Honeyland, a documentary that raises profound questions about sustainability

Hatidze Muratova : The main cast of Honeyland, who says bees are her family and lifeline

BEEKEEPERS
Urban beekeepers who seek lifestyle changes and meaning through looking after bees

ON THE TABLE
An array of creative recipes showcasing the many ways honey can jazz up food

RETAIL
Special shops that seek to diversity with premium products

MARKET
Honey and other related products consumed for a variety of purposes

REFERENCES
Books and movies recommended by honey producers and experts

Description

Mankind has always 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 fruits directly affected by bees survival. Now, awareness surrounding bees plight has sparked a wave of urban beekeeping and new discussions about locally sourced foods and environment preservation.

We need to look more closely at honey since it is an ingredient created through an exchange between plants and animals. Bees get food from flowers, flowers get pollinated by bees, and humans get honey — all of which makes up a story of circulation. This is the story covered by this issue of F. We hope it shapes viewpoints on food an ingredients. Many of our readers who pick up this issue because they are interested in honey as a food ingredient welcome to think about coexistence on earth after reading it. — Suyong Joh, Publisher

HONEY quotes

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 <Honeyland>

Pairs nicely with Magazine F: Coffee and Magazine F: Berry

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 9.75 × 7 × .75 in
Publisher

JOH

Pages

148

Size

6.69 X 9.45in

Issue #

9