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Tuesday January 24th, 2012 15:24 Tips for Cooking With Honey + A Hive of a Deal!

Get Local honey month is winding down. But, don’t worry, ASAP has a sweet sendoff planned for the sweet stuff! Not only is Laurey’s Gourmet Comfort Food hosting A Taste of Honey this Thursday, January 26, from 6-9 pm (click for all the details, including how to snag a ticket), but William Dissen, chef and owner of The Market Place in downtown Asheville, has put together tips for cooking with honey just for you! What’s more, he has given us an amazing Market Place coupon to share with our FromHere e-newsletter subscribers! (More deals will follow in the future, so it’s never too late to subscribe!)

“Local honey has a much deeper richness than its store-bought counterparts,” William says. In other words, it’s a must-have in the kitchen. Here are his top three tips for cooking with the natural sweetener:

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Wednesday December 28th, 2011 15:07 Local Food Luck in 2012

Looking to create a delicious and auspicious New Year’s meal? Our quick guide will help you find just what you need—straight from a local farm, of course!

Go Greens
Even if you’re the meat and potatoes type, you’ll want to work a little something green onto your plate this New Year’s. Superstition says that consuming leafy greens—which resemble folded money—will help usher in riches. Local “bills” may still be found on the shelves of select area groceries, as well as year-round farm stands. Search for your favorite variety using our online Local Food Guide.

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