Honey tasting and book signing at Ridgefield book store

weston-bee-honeycombMarina Marchese, owner of Red Bee Artisanal Honey in Weston, will offer tastings of Red Bee honey and sign copies of her new book, The Honey Connoisseur, at Books on the Common in Ridgefield on Friday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The new book, published by Black Dog & Leventhal, includes engaging explanations and step-by-step instructions on the origin and flavor of more than 30 varietals of honey, from Alfalfa to Ulmo, wine and cheese pairings, and, as a bonus, several simple, delicious recipes featuring honey.

After a brief explanation of how bees pollinate plants and produce honey, the authors introduce terroir, or the way soil, weather and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. Terroir is a familiar concept to wine lovers, but has not been widely associated with honey until now.

Treats to enjoy with the honey will be provided by No. 109 Cheese & Wine, and Ross’ Bread.

This event is co-sponsored by Books on the Common (404 Main Street in Ridgefield), the Ridgefield Library, No.109 Cheese & Wine, and Ross’ Bread.

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