Our raw honey is used and endorsed by one of by the world’s most recognized chefs: Tom Colicchio and here is what Tom has to say about it:
If you’re looking for really great honey, here’s my first piece of advice to you: You’re unlikely to find it in a plastic squeeze bottle shaped like a bear.
My second piece of advice: Try these raw honeys from Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Raw honey is unfiltered, unheated and totally unprocessed, and contains all of the same pollen, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, aromatics and amino acids that it had while still in the hive. I’m told that raw honey has all kinds of health benefits, but I love it because I think it tastes exactly as honey should and has a wonderful, spreadable consistency and a slightly crunchy, substantial texture.
Not only do we use raw honeys from Mohawk Valley Trading Company at Craftbar, ’wichcraft and Colicchio & Sons, but I keep a jar of the stuff on my desk at all times.
Raw Apple Blossom Honey
This is derived primarily from the nectar of Fuji, Wolf River, Crispen, Sweet Sixteen, Pound Sweet, Granny Smith, Winesap, Fortune, Cortland, Empire, Ginger Gold, Macoun, Spigold, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Golden Delicous, Acey Mac and other apple blossoms.
Raw Adirondack Wildflower Autumn Honey
Derived primarily from the nectar of Goldenrod, in addition to, but not limited to Jewelweed, Purple Aster, Spotted Knapweed, Chicory, Queen Anne's Lace, Creeping Bellflower and other wildflowers.
Raw Maine Wild Blueberry Blossom Honey
Derived from low bush blueberries, which are harvested once every other year. Low bush blueberry blossoms have small white or pink bell-shaped flowers and are rich in antioxidants.
The three varieties are subtly different from each other: the wildflower autumn honey is a little bit floral, the apple blossom honey is slightly creamy and mellow, and the maine wild blueberry blossom honey has a deeper, bolder flavor than the others. Try any of the three in glazes, subbed in for sugar while baking or simply on warm toast or in tea.
Keep in mind that over time raw honey will naturally crystallize (if you ask me, all the better for eating it straight from the jar). Just place the jar in warm water to soften it.
Eat Well and Cook Often,