The Carey Institute for Global Good Continues “Pleasures of the Palate” Series

Series continued with discussion and tasting of honeys from around the world

Rensselaerville, NY – The Carey Center for Global Good in Rensselaerville will host a honey tasting, the second installment of its ‘Pleasures of the Palate’ series on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ‘Pleasures of the Palate’ is a series of talks and tastings of foods that transcend time and place. The first event of the series, “Women & Wine,” took place in August, and featured a discussion and wine tasting with natural wine expert and author of ‘Naked Wine,’ Alice Feiring.

The honey tasting will feature unique varieties of honey found around the world. Leading the tasting will be Richard Ronconi, a master beekeeper and past president of the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers’ Club. Mr. Ronconi has more than 45 years of experience handling, cultivating and studying honeybee populations.

“The importance of the honeybee to agriculture cannot be understated,” said Ronconi. “60% of our food supply depends on pollination by the honeybee—it is the canary in the proverbial coal mine when we think about the human impact on our planet.” Ronconi will lead a discussion about how we can all help support healthy honeybee populations by buying locally-produced honey and becoming backyard beekeepers.

“We are excited to announce the new talk and tasting series.” said Carol Ash, President of the Carey Center for Global Good. “It’s a great way to bring people together to learn more about our world through the foods we eat.”

The ‘Pleasures of the Palate’ series will continue through Spring 2014 and will feature foods like olive oil, salt, chocolate and coffee. Registration is $20.00 per person and includes the talk, tastings and sampling of honey-inspired treats. The event will be held at the Carriage House Restaurant on the Carey Center grounds.

For more information on the Carey Center for Global Good and to register for the Pleasures of the Palate series, please visit: or call (518) 797-5100.