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C. Marina Marchese is the international best selling author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey with a Guide to More than 30 Varietals, Honey for Dummies and her personal journey into beekeeping Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper. Marina was invited to write her personal memoir, Never Ending Creativity by the Turkish Economic Development and underserved countries.


She is the first U.S. citizen to be accepted into the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training. Marina is the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society, an educational organization that teaches the Italian method of

sensory analysis to taste and evaluate honey. 


A graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC,

Marina enjoys combining her art and design talents

with her sensory skills. Check out her art in the menu.

Jason Wilson says in the The Washington Post --

"Which is to say Marchese's palate is so finely tuned

that she can literally taste the beekeeper's fear in a

smear of honey." 

"Marchese has given us a lovely gift. Honeybee is an entertaining and useful primer for the novice and honeybee devotee alike." -- Washington Times 

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Honey for Dummies

They say that honey last forever but in fact it does not improve with age like a fine wine, its color will grow darker and its flavors will fade.

Honey is best consumed young, in season and straight off the comb if you are fortunate to taste this venerable delicacy.

~ C. Marina Marchese