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I am  a local private chef on Maui, and this is a curated collection of my favorite food related things.  In support of my  brand, Maui Food & Wine, I offer my recipes, favorite locations, Maui products I use and love as well as global wines and spirits and local libations.  Search for something specific or just check out what we’ve been exploring, discovering.   You can join my list of followers and receive updates monthly.  I’d love to share with you! ~ Katarina

Maui Honey Please!

Maui Honey & Bee Farms

Truffle Honey?

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more about Maui honey please!

Apparently, bees are thriving in Maui; if they at anytime weren’t in the past, they certainly are now. With beekeepers and honey tastings popping up island wide, it’s no mystery…we’ve got bees on Maui!
I recently decided to plunge into the hype after being challenged with coming up with wine pairings. Yep! Wine pairings for honey. Well, first of all, I wouldn’t recommend just honey and wine, although there are some pretty old, even ancient some might argue, recipes for red wine and honey that are actually still being enjoyed today. Honey mulled red wine, popular for the winter months and holidays.

A Note on Truffle Honey!

I was recently gifted some Truffle honey from my my local wine proprietor, Ed at Wailea Wine.
I found the following ideas on line by various adventurous truffle lovers:
truffle honey with:  glazed fried chicken,  drizzled Pepperoni pizza, with grilled cheese or asmidge on glazed salmon
I tried and tested all of the above and frankly, found the Fried chicken combo the most flattering..to the honey! The others, aside from a few specific cheeses, didn’t do much for me or my fellow tasters.
Pure honey is the best…and a secret ingredient in most of my dressings, sauces, marinades and rubs.
Of course, local is best, within a 50 mile radius for the best health benefits; and raw, unfiltered and unheated are all a must. Trust me, don’t get lured into the lesser priced generic honey, we’ve got so many great choices here on Maui and the Big Island, which may be more than 50 miles, but still a top pick.

Maui Honey

Maui Bees: Farm to Table dinners offered weekly
Big Island Bees: Ohia Lehua Blossom

Health Benefits of Local Maui Honey

#1 Health Benefit from local honey from the Farmers Almanac:
Healing salve for minor burns, cuts, or scrapes. Applied topically, honey is a natural antiseptic, containing 3 powerful wound-healing components: sugar, hydrogen peroxide, and propolis. The nectar-based compound propolis kills bacteria, while hydrogen peroxide disinfects. The sugar absorbs moisture, creating an environment in which bacteria cannot survive. Another plus, as the honey dries, it forms a natural bandage.
 
Very handy for Chefs…who work in kitchens. Home chefs and professional chefs in professional kitchens and home chefs in their homes! And personal Chefs, who often find themselves in other peoples kitchens.
Aloha and a Hui Hou Honey!
 

RESOURCES

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Where to Buy on Maui?  The new Foodland in Kehalani is hands down, the most curated collection of cheese since the old days of “Who Cut the Cheese” and “Guava, Gouda & Caviar”. Visit Wendy for professional advice.  Costco over the holidays and Mana Foods in Paia.  

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