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Where did I read about Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey?

Junie D Aug 7, 2006 02:47 PM

Recently read an article, must have been Gourmet or Saveur, about a woman who traveled to Tasmania in search of it. The article was a bit intriguing but after reading it I thought "oh well, I'm not spending buckets of money at Dean & Deluca to try it" and recycled the magazine. Then neighbors come to our party this weekend bearing a can of Tasmanian leatherwood honey as a gift. Anyone remember where that article was?

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    fauchon RE: Junie D Aug 7, 2006 02:50 PM

    Sorry, don't recall the article. But I love TLH. Dry, not sweet, wonderful! There was an article a while ago in the WSJ reporting that lumbering in Tasmania was killing off the leatherwood trees and that, as a result, the TLH might be in danger of disappearing. Very sad story.

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      ltownhound RE: Junie D Aug 7, 2006 04:08 PM

      It was Gourmet, the july 2006 issue.

      1. Junie D RE: Junie D Aug 7, 2006 06:24 PM

        Thanks ltownhound and fauchon. It is great stuff and unlike anything I've tasted before. The flavor lingers. fauchon - I'll check out the WSJ article, and anything special you do with TLH/or way you eat it that you want to share?

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          fauchon RE: Junie D Aug 7, 2006 08:02 PM

          Nothing "special." I eat it with yogurt, on AM toast with cream cheese. I serve it with cheese...particularly good with blue cheese and/or very sharp hard cheese. So glad you've discovered TLH...a great addition to one's culinary horizons....

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            Junie D RE: fauchon Aug 14, 2006 04:24 PM

            Thanks for those simple and perfect suggestions! I had it in my yogurt this morning. I like to drizzle honey over green salads, especially in the fall with sliced pear, shaved Parmesan, and fresh toasted walnuts. TLH will be great with that.

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            Jefferson RE: Junie D Aug 15, 2006 02:39 AM

            Saveur also did an feature on Tasmania during the past 18 months.

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