Shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Award 2006, in the 'Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book' category.
Piers Moore Ede has worked as a farmer, boat driver, surfing instructor, poetry teacher, and baker. He has travelled widely and contributed to many literary, travel and environmental publications including: the Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, Ecologist, Traveller and Earth Island Journal.
'Deeply satisfying. Like honey itself the pages of this book have a sort of gentle and quiet healing property, and yet the author's quest around the world buzzes with all the energy, determination and restlessness of the bees themselves' Benedict Allen 'An extraordinary handbook on the art of escapism ... unusual, compelling and restorative' Alexander Waugh, Mail on Sunday 'Vivid images leave your mouth watering and your senses sharpened. Moore Ede's sense of adventure is compelling ... He imparts the fascinating history of honey with genuine, insightful narrative and a restless passion for knowledge and adventure' Wanderlust 'Moore Ede is a talented young writer ... He is acutely sensitive to landscape, light, people and mood' Guardian