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Tupelo honey hits Apalachicola’s sweet spot

Honestly, the oysters were what first drew us to Apalachicola, the sleepy little town on the Florida panhandle where a barrier island at the mouth of the Apalachicola River creates perfect conditions for the tastiest bivalves on the Gulf Coast. (But more about that in our next post.) Pat wrote about some of the town's charming characters (and a delicious chocolate kumquat cake) for the Boston Globe. Here's the online version. One of those characters was John Lee (pictured above), whose shop Retsyo, Inc. (that’s ''oyster'' backwards) sells all manner of Apalachicola souvenirs – including the honey that bees make from the nectar of the white tupelo gum tree in the miasmal swamps of the Apalachicola River. According to Lee, this so-called ''champagne of honeys''...Read More