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Travels in Blood and Honey by Elizabeth Gowing

Travels in Blood and Honey by Elizabeth Gowing

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Travels in Blood and Honey

becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo

by Elizabeth Gowing

Signal Books, 2011 [First Edition], ISBN 9781904955900, illustrated half title page, black and white photographs in text, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor creasing, black texta line at side fore-edge, no inscriptions (see photographs)

"Travels in Blood and Honey tells the story of an English woman in Kosovo.  On her first birthday in this world of unpronounceable nouns, unfamiliar foods and bewilderingly hospitable people she is given a beehive as a gift.  She starts on a beekeeping apprenticeship with an unknown family; through their friendship and history she begins to understand her new home.  Her apprenticeship leads her to other beekeepers too: retired guerilla fighters, victims of human trafficking, political activists, and a woman's beekeeping group who teach her how to dance.  Unexpectedly, she falls in love with a country she had known only as war.
This book describes new ways of living, and new ways of cooking.  It contains traditional recipes, and the flavours of Turkish coffee, chestnut honey, smoky sweet pepper relish and the iconic food called fli.  It is a celebration of travel, adventure and the new tastes you can acquire far from home."


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