Honey : A Global History

Author(s): Lucy M. Long, Ph.D


Sticky, sweet and a natural substance that can be consumed without any human processing, honey is now thought of mostly as a sweetener. In its long history around the world, however, it has been much more. Many cultures have treated it as a staple food, as well as tonic, medicine and preservative.
It also has played a role in religious rituals, as a sacred food from the gods. In this book Lucy M. Long explores honey's fascinating history, tracing its use and meanings through numerous cultures world-wide. Focusing on its role as food and drink, this book includes recipes and discussions of its place in global cuisines.


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Lucy M. Long is a folklorist, food studies scholar and Director of the non-profit Center for Food and Culture in Ohio.

General Fields

  • : 9781780237336
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : April 2017
  • : 197mm X 120mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Hardback
  • : Lucy M. Long, Ph.D