This morning I had the pleasure to chat with Laurey Masterton, proprietor of Laurey’s “Gourmet Comfort Food” Café and Catering, about her new book The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper’s Kitchen available in September and her upcoming dinner with Firefly Farm on August 1st at 7 pm. During our time together, Laurey gave me a sneak peek of her book and shared her passion for protecting the bees and what a valuable part they play in our lives. She has been a bee keeper for over five years. Her desire to do something to make a difference for bees began when she catered an event for the ”Honey Bee Project” where she discovered that one- third of our food is exclusively pollinated by bees. As a nutritionist/dietitian, I had heard about this but when actually she showed me the list of foods that we would not have without bees, it was overwhelming. She told me that there are many ways we can all help the bees without being a bee keeper, which include not using chemicals on our gardens and lawn and much more which her book highlights at the end. Each chapter of her book is divided by honey varietals and includes many delicious recipes with pictures that were taken at her café. The Fresh Honey Cookbook is available now for pre-order from Malaprop’s at: http://www.malaprops.com/event/laurey-masterton-0
On September 19 at 7pm, join Laurey as she shares her story about bees at Malaprop’s Bookstore.
Another event not to miss at Laurey’s is a wonderful farm and dinner conversation with Firefly Farms featuring some of their foods including Devon Beef, Peaches, Poblanos, Tomatoes on August 1st at 7 pm. Call 252-1500. Seating is limited so call to reserve your spot!
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Before I left Laurey’s, I picked up some shrimp salad featuring local radishes, peppers and cabbage and kale salad with roasted veggies. I also saw my friend, Emily on my way out!