Bookcover for the Fresh Honey Cookbook


Laurey Masterton

Storey Publishing
September 2013
$14.95/Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1612120515


Laurey Masterton was a beekeeper, cafe owner, caterer, and chef/spokesperson for The National Honey Board.  She taught the benefits of using and eating local ingredients in her speaking engagements, cooking demonstrations, and classes.  She lived in Asheville, North Carolina, where she ran Laurey’s Café.

THE FRESH HONEY COOKBOOK includes 84 luscious recipes inspired by honey bees, the food they pollinate, and the wonderful range of honey they produce. Honeybees are responsible for a third of everything we eat. Without honeybees to pollinate many plants, we would live in a world without most fruits, many vegetables, most foods with pits, and most foods with seeds. Highlighting a different honey varietal each month (tupelo, orange blossom, acacia, avocado, raspberry, tulip poplar, sourwood, blueberry, cranberry, eucalyptus, chestnut, and sage), beekeeper and chef Laurey Masterton offers amazing dishes made from simple, fresh ingredients. You’ll love Avocado and Mango Salad, Candy Roaster Squash Soup, Pork Tenderloin with Orange Blossom Honey-Mustard, Turkey Roulade in Puffed Pastry with Cranberry Chutney, Wild Salmon with a Smoky Onion Crust, Sweet Potato Salad with Sourwood Honey, Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream, Elsie’s Cranberry Pie, and Coconut Macaroons with Dried Cherries.

THE FRESH HONEY COOKBOOK gives honey bees their due with informative sidebars about bees and beekeeping.  Readers will learn why bees make honey, how it’s harvested, and what they can do to help the bee population.  This is an appreciation of both bees and the honey they produce, making it the perfect gift for cooks, beekeepers, or anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of eating honey.