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Library JournalJust as with coffee and chocolate, honey has a multitude of varieties far beyond what is packaged in the plastic squeezable bear. Veteran food writer Simmons (Fig Heaven; Things Cooks Love) here brings 40 different types of honey to the forefront for cooks, discussing topics that range from the creation of honey (bees and their habitat influences) to a wide array of sweet and savory recipes. Over 60 recipes highlight delicious ways to incorporate this sweet treat, including feta cheese and honey omelets, sweet and sour meatballs, and ginger honey walnut loaf. Simmons includes suggestions for which varietal of honey is best for each recipe and nuggets of knowledge about the use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees e use of bees report by explaining that they were motivated only by their faith and their conviction in cycling. They set out with Kaisa riding lead and Christoffer behind, towing their gear. Immediately, they hit strong winds, and Christoffer doubts his ability to keep up with Kaisa—even though as a double amputee she has prosthetic feet. Ultimately, he maintains confidence through Kaisa’s boundless energy and optimism. And, indeed, among the wind and fog and rainstorms come splendid soaks in hot tubs, enjoyable encounters with fellow travelers, and beautiful evenings. A gentle mysticism underlies the travelog, which is drawn in Kaisa’s simple art showing her husband with a duck’s head and herself and others with Mickey Mouse ears.
Verdict This charming work embodies the notion that the “journey is the destination.” Teens and adults wishing to assay DIY travel and perhaps illustrate it later would gain much from the Lekas’ accounts, including Tour d’Europe. Note also I Am Not These Feet, Kaisa’s extraordinary account of her amputations.—Martha Cornog, Philadelphia
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