"Ames Russell grew up drizzling honey on his fried chicken. The older he got, the more he found himself seeking the addition of heat to his honey. His wife had grown tired of ingredients (red pepper flakes, hot sauce, spices) sprawled across the kitchen and asked, “Can’t you find a way to make the honey hot and not go through this whole process?” He could. Ames crafted his recipe, and in December 2015, he made 100 small bottles that he handed out as gifts. His honey was a hit."
Eileen Mellon for Richmond Magazine
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