Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Here's a honey of a story

mmm, cheese with local honey...

My L.A. Times story on Mary Ellen Mason, who makes her own honey in Elysian Heights, came out today. You can read it here. First honey and then moonshine, I wonder what else is being made in Echo Park? In the picture above, you can see a lovely honey and cheese pairing that Mary Ellen arranged -- a nice thing to try at home, n'est-ce pas?

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Interesting interview. But question: isn’t bee keeping a zoning violation in a residential area, or at least a nuisance vis-à-vis neighbors? Need to check the Zoning Code on that one.

I ask because based on the sellers’ disclosure when we bought our house, we currently suspect our next door neighbor is back to her apiary hobbies again (the City made her quit and remove the boxes a couple years ago). I'm tired of chasing around the bees that find their way into my house every night to live their last few fleeting moments, keeping my cats away from them, and cleaning up their carcasses.

Dommy! said...

Congrats Patty on the article! Very interesting, especially since I LOVE honey! Also good call on using some Midnight Moon with the honey... Hmmm... :)

Scott said...

Article in an Australian paper about fast food in L.A.

I agreed with most of it...

http://www.smh.com.au/news/city-snapshot/gluttons-tour-of-greasy-spoons/2006/02/25/1140670298346.html

Scott said...

Let's try this one better...

http://tinyurl.com/zn5ao

Kate Coe said...

I loved your piece and wrote Leslie Brenner to say so. The LATimes food section has so veered away from local people (remember "Great Home Cooks"?) and that's a shame. This was just a breath of fresh air.

Actually I don't think bee-keeping is a zoning violation any more than chickens--the same 25 feet rule, I believe.