Los Angeles

Event Announcement: A Taste of Honey

Beekeeper Bill Lewis and Chef/Author Mani Niall have agreed to share their knowledge of honey. The afternoon will include a tour of Bill Lewis’s Bee Ranch, an opportunity to learn more about the production and uses of honey, a honey tasting, and lunch.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 11:00am
Where: The Bee Ranch (home of Bill and Leanne Lewis), 12640 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Lake View Terrace, California 91342
Cost: $35 for Slow Food members; $40 for non-member culinary students; $45 for non-members

Bill Lewis is an experienced beekeeper and Mani Niall is the chef for the National Honey Board. Lunch will consist of recipes from Mani Niall’s book, Covered in Honey. Copies of the book, Bill’s honey, and mead will be available for sale.

The schedule for the event will be:
11:00 – 11:20am: Arrival reception; honey lemonade and rosemary honey scones will be served.
11:20: Welcome from Bill Lewis and Mani Niall.
11:30: Our group will split into two smaller groups for tours with Bill Lewis and a talk on the history of beekeeping with Mani Niall. There will also be a “live in the hive” demo.
1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch by the olive trees. Our lunch menu will include:

Cous Cous Salad
Black Bean Salad
Island Tofu
Nanan’s Gingerbread
Iced Chai Tea

RSVP by email to Grady Atkins at cookooowl@msn.com or call the Slow Food hotline at 323.860.9804. Space is limited, so call or email to reserve your place!

Please send checks (payable to SLOWLA) to:

Grady Atkins
Slow Food
624 Crestmoore Place
Venice, CA 90291

Your check will serve as confirmation of your registration. Please send your check by June 12 to assure your place.

Directions to the Bee Ranch (approximately 30-60 minutes from L.A.):
405 North —> 118 East —> 210 East;
Exit the freeway at Osbourne (first exit);
Turn left onto Foothill; go under the freeway;
Turn left onto Osbourne; continue along Osbourne for two miles.
Osbourne turns into Little Tujunga.
Turn right at Yellow Gate
The Bee Ranch is one mile ahead.

If you get lost: Call 818.896.6506 and ask for Bill or Leanne.
Please bring: A blanket and lawn chairs for picnicking