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Honey Shines at Flavor Experience 2016

Posted by National Honey Board on August 26, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Honey Shines at Flavor Experience 2016

The National Honey Board (NHB) served as a proud sponsor and participant in Flavor Experience 2016, held in Newport Beach in early August. Flavor Experience is a leading annual foodservice industry conference, highlighting top food and beverage trends and attended by chefs from the nation's leading restaurant chains.

For the second year, the NHB served as a Pinnacle sponsor, affording the team the opportunity to host a dedicated station at the conference's Tuesday night Premier Sponsor Showcase. There, NHB proved a stand-out for the second year in a row, with its creative and compelling honey-inspired food and beverage offerings. 

The NHB's culinary partner at Flavor Experience 2016, Kathy Casey Food Studios, showcased two hugely popular food items at the Premier Showcase. The first item, a sweet ...

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Tags: wildflower honey, smoking honey jar, seeded honey, savory honey corn cake with bacon & pepper jack cheese, orange blossom honey, nhb, national honey board, master mixologist kim haasarud, liquid architecture, kim haasarud, kathy casey food studios, kathy casey

Honey Creates a Buzz at National Cocktail Event

Posted by National Honey Board on August 4, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Honey Creates a Buzz at National Cocktail Event

The National Honey Board (NHB) found itself at the sweet spot of all things cocktail and culinary recently, at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.  As a Tasting Room sponsor at the annual event, our aim was to inform and inspire beverage professionals on honey’s usage in cocktails.  This was certainly accomplished, with the help of our team of expert mixologists/honey aficionados, led by NHB beverage consultant Kim Haasarud.

Situated at the elegant Royal Sonesta Hotel, the Tasting Room consisted of three adjoining rooms, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking the French Quarter. Upon arrival at the session, guests were directed into the honey tasting room that included five honey varietals for sampling and NHB-branded giveaways.  Everyone from mixologists to spirit brand ambassadors to ...

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Honey Stars in P.F. Chang’s New “Garden to Glass” Menu and Promotion

Posted by National Honey Board on August 1, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Honey Stars in P.F. Chang’s New “Garden to Glass” Menu and Promotion

Fresh, quality ingredients are the hallmark of P.F. Chang's just-launched "Garden to Glass" cocktail menu.  No wonder P.F. Chang's chose to highlight honey in its new libations, along with hand-squeezed juices and premium spirits.  "We agreed that honey was the ideal ingredient to unite our Garden to Glass cocktails," said Mary Melton, Beverage Director of P.F. Chang's.  "It is made by bees from the nectar from flowers.  What could be a more perfect, natural fit?" 

P.F. Chang's new, honey-inspired Garden to Glass menu features the following cocktails:

  • Cucumber Collins
  • Twisted Whiskey Sour
  • Honey Thyme G&T
  • Anejo Buzz

P.F. Chang's worked with Master Mixologist Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture to create the ...

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Head Back to School with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on July 29, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Head Back to School with Honey!

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, keeping kids alert in the classroom can be a cinch if they have fun, good-for-you lunches and snacks to eat during their busy day. And what better ingredient to include than all-natural honey?

As a natural source of energy - providing 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, which is the primary fuel our body uses for energy - honey can help sustain your kids’ energy levels throughout the day, while at the school or for after-school activities.

To help busy parents prepare for the new school year, the National Honey Board (NHB) is pleased to have teamed up with recipe developer and mother, Oriana Romero, to create four energizing lunch recipes that are delicious, easy to make and kids are sure to enjoy! With the added sweetness of honey, these ...

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Tags: ricotta-strawberry honey spread, recipes, oriana romero, nhb, national honey board, kids recipes, honey wheat pretzel rolls, honey recipes, honey chia seed pudding, honey bacon-cheddar scones, honey, energy booster

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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Tags: whitney kemp, open face bca sandwich, nutella & strawberry bagel, nhb, national honey board, mark boughton photography, mark boughton, honey hawaiian bread pudding, honey blueberry compote & ricotta english toast, honey, grilled honey waldolf chicken salad with muffin toast points, food stylist

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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