While you are in town for the Winnetka Sidewalk Sales, stop by and meet our special guest star, Carrie Schloss! She'll be available on Friday, July 13th from 1 - 3 PM to chat with shoppers about her new book, The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends. After a successful career in international investments, Carrie shifted gears to pursue a lifelong dream of working in the culinary industry. She graduated from the culinary school at Kendall College and currently works as a personal chef and culinary consultant. She has developed recipes for Let's Dish, a cooking show on the Live Well television network, and for the past six years, she has taught cooking classes for kids and adults at The Kids' Table, Now We're Cookin', and nonprofit organizations such as Common Threads, Purple Asparagus, and Chicago Lights Urban Farm. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
Take advantage of this special Sidewalk Sale Deal: All day long The Ashville Bee Charmer Cookbook will be 20% off the cover price! Read more about Carri'e's work here.
Here's a Q and A with Carrie that details a lot of how the book came to be.
And even more acclaim for The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook:
"An inspiration. The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook takes the work of Mother Nature and exposes how great ingredients are the only route to great food. Cooks of every level will leave the sugar in their cupboards and reach for their new favorite local varietal instead." -- Chris Pandel, chef/partner, Balena and Swift & Sons
"One of the best cookbooks I have seen in many years. Each recipe brings to mind bees buzzing from flower to flower, hard at work for all of us. I will refer to this lovely cookbook for a long time to come." -- Pierre Pollin, former chef/proprietor, Le Titi de Paris, and 2017 inductee, Chicago Culinary Hall of Fame
"A lovely testimonial to the significance of the honeybee. With these delicious, approachable recipes, being good stewards of the land has never tasted so sweet." --Laurell Sims, urban farmer, beekeeper, and Slow Food Chicago board member
"As a craft cidery in Bee/Beer City, USA, we are extremely fortunate to have such a pure source of honey from our local Bee Charmers to enhance our cider. This book helps readers source and use that same great honey in their own homes." -- Jeff Anderson, the award-winning Urban Orchard Cider Co.
"A beautiful tribute to one of our most overlooked and underappreciated ingredients. From breakfast pastries to exotic marinades to unexpected desserts, Carrie Schloss explores the many sides of honey." -- Ashlee Aubin, chef/partner, Salero
"The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook is just what its title, and the store from which it draws its inspiration, suggests--a charm. It's wonderful to have an entire cookbook that incorporates honey in every dish." -- Michel Coatrieux, associate dean, Kendall College
Asheville Bee Charmer, opened in 2014 by beekeepers Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen, has become a destination for both local foodies and tourists. This honey purveyor, located in one of the most pollinator-friendly parts of the United States, offers a range of bee-related products and more than 50 different artisanal honey varietals--each with its own unique color, texture, and taste.