The Seven Wonders of Honey Video Series

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Honey is such a natural wonder, but did you know how versatile it is as a culinary ingredient? As part of the National Honey Board's ongoing education program, the NHB partnered with Chef David Guas to show consumers how versatile honey is in the kitchen. Everything from a natural humectant to a sweet substitution in baking and beverages, Chef Guas emphasizes how honey can be incorporated into a home cook's everyday menu.

From exploring the more than 300 honey varietals in the "A Flavor for Every Palate: Honey Varietals" video, to discovering the many ways to utilize the humectant properties of honey in the "Maximizing the Moisture with Honey" video, Chef Guas highlights the range of versatility of honey. Videos also include "Honey, A Natural Emulsifier", "The Color of Honey", "Sweet Substitutions" and tips for "Storing Honey", to round out the seven video series.

Seven new recipes were created to showcase honey's unique culinary benefits. Breakfast wouldn't be complete without Blueberry Muffins with Salted Honey Crumble, which taste bakery fresh. Bayou Chewy Honey Bars make a great afternoon snack for home and work, plus the kids will love a refreshing Honey-Hibiscus Orange Punch. End the evening with Honey Five-Spiced Thighs or a Chilled Poached Salmon Salad with Honey-Yogurt Dressing. With the holidays and entertaining always top of mind, Sage-Honey Roasted Acorn Squash makes a delicious side, and you can end the evening with a Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Pie with Home-style Honey Crust any time of the year.

Watch our NEW video series entitled "The Seven Wonders of Honey," featuring Chef David Guas, owner of Arlington-based Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, and cookbook author of "Dam Good Sweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style."

"The Seven Wonders of Honey" videos are officially up! Check them out here:

  1. Keeping Foods Moist and Delicious with Honey
  2. How to Properly Store Honey
  3. Honey as a Sweetener Substitute
  4. The Color of Honey
  5. Honey for Great Sauces and Dressings
  6. Honey Varietals: A Flavor for Every Palate
  7. The Versatility of Honey

Chef David Guas: Louisiana native Chef David Guas made his name as a pastry chef but what you might not know is that he is a lover of honey. With an extensive list of accolades, including being a finalist for both Food & Wine Magazine's "People's Best New Chef" and a James Beard Award, Chef Guas has a passion for cooking, and it shows. Chef Guas is a spokesperson for the National Honey Board.