The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends
Asheville Bee Charmer, opened in 2014 by beekeepers Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen, has become a destination for both local foodies and tourists. This honey purveyor, located in one of the most pollinator-friendly parts of the United States, offers a range of bee-related products and more than 50 different artisanal honey varietals--each with its own unique color, texture, and taste.
Inspired by the vast honey selection available behind the Honey Bar, chef Carrie Schloss has created The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook, a collection featuring 130 recipes, 20 honey varietals, and 8 special Bee Charmer blends. With a color, aroma, and tasting guide to honey varietals and dishes like Bee Pollen Nut Brittle, Chipotle Honey-Marinated Skirt Steak, and Milk and Honey Dinner Rolls, this cookbook proves that honey is the best way to season or sweeten your next meal.
Schloss writes with the home cook in mind, packing complex, surprising flavors into recipes written in clear, accessible prose, and the recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-color photography throughout.
About the Author
Carrie Schloss earned a degree in finance from Miami University and an MBA in finance in international business from the University of Chicago. After a successful career in international investments, she shifted gears to pursue a lifelong dream of working in the culinary industry. She graduated from the culinary school at Kendall College and currently works as a personal chef and culinary consultant. She has developed recipes for Let's Dish, a cooking show on the Live Well television network, and for the past six years, she has taught cooking classes for kids and adults at The Kids' Table, Now We're Cookin', and nonprofit organizations such as Common Threads, Purple Asparagus, and Chicago Lights Urban Farm. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.