It’s hard for New Yorkers to get back to nature, but at least they can do it vicariously through what they put in their stomachs. Honey, that ultimate au naturel product, has been spotted in the truffle-flavored variety, poured over sheep’s milk ricotta at Locanda Verde restaurant in Manhattan, in honeycomb candy from Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets, and in Brooklyn Buzz mead, carried at many craft beer bars, including Brooklyn’s Spuyten Duyvil. Local honey from NYC bees? Yes, there’s that too. Brooklyn Honey, harvested from rooftop hives, was on sale over the weekend at the opening day of the Greenpoint Food Market in Brooklyn.
Try CHOW’s recipe for infusing your own Oat and Honey Vodka.