Bee Inspired: Our Best Honey Recipes

The Urban Beekeepers featured in My Life in Food got us excited about cooking with honey. We've gathered some of our favorite honey recipes for sweet and savory dishes.

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Honey and Cheese

David Rocco's pairing of honey, walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano cheese is simple yet genius.

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Slow-Baked Honey Wine Pears

Four ingredients are all you need for Laura Calder's French bistro-style dessert. Honey brings out the pear's natural sweetness.

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Siberian Sling

This herby tarragon cocktail is sweetened with an easy-to-make honey syrup: just three parts honey to one part water.

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Pizza Fritta with Tomato Sauce or Honey

Sure, the picture shows tomato sauce, but David Rocco's fried pizza dough is also wonderful drizzled with honey.

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Pork Belly with Lentils

Honey also scores in meaty, savory dishes like Laura Calder's roasted pork belly.

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Sichuan Orange Beef

Ching He-Huang uses a touch of honey to balance out the heat in her spicy beef.

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