On the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour: half music, half talking this week. Music in the first half, and in the second half, an episode from Deconstructing Dinner about honey labelling in Canada. Riveting!
LA Priest – Occasion
A Certain Ratio – Lucinda
Dan Reeder – Clean Elvis
Field Music – Let’s Write a Book
Mr. Twin Sister – Meet the Frownies
Bones and Beeker – Heartbroken in Love
LA Priest – Oino
Essential Logic – Brute Fury
Jon Steinman’s Deconstructing Dinner: Honey
Mariah Carey – Honey
Honey – one of the most natural foods. In the supermarket, honey is found labelled as coming from clover, buckwheat, alfalfa or maybe orange blossom. The label might just read ‘honey’ without any indication of its source of nectar. But is the nectar source even important to those of us wishing to become more conscientious eaters? As Deconstructing Dinner has discovered, there is a curiosity surrounding honey – a curiosity, which has rarely, if ever, been spoken…. until now!
It turns out, in Canada, 80% of all the honey produced in the country is from the nectar of canola – yet, nowhere on the grocery store shelves do we ever see honey labelled as “canola honey”. And so the question becomes – just where is all that canola honey ending up?