Honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum have put together The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More than 30 Varietals ($26.95, 256 pp). This text offers explanations and step-by-step instructions about the origin and flavor of more than 30 varietals of honey, wine and cheese pairings and simple recipes featuring honey.

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 151 West 19th St., New York, NY 10011,

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2013