[Sca-cooks] Sugar WAS Spices in England

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 05:10:43 PST 2007

I have memories of visiting my grandparents in Forsyth, GA (about 70 miles
southeast of Atlanta) and seeing sticks of sugar cane for sale at the local
market...we would chew on them to get the juice out.  Mmmmmmm.......


On 1/1/07, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 1/1/07 2:46 PM, "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> > Sharon asked:
> > <<< Has anyone on the list ever made sugar from sugar cane or sugar
> > beets?  How
> > did it go?  >>>
> >
> > I've only seen pieces of sugar cane a few times in my life. I suspect
> > the total length of what I've seen in the grocery store would only be
> > a couple of feet. So where would you find raw sugar cane today? Other
> > than perhaps flying to Hawaii?
> In certain neighborhoods of Los Angeles, I've seen it sold from trucks
> along
> with other produce.  It came in lengths longer than the height of a tall
> man, one could bring one to tourney and use it as a marshall's
> staff.  Hmm,
> there's an amusing notion?
> Thank you for the pointer to the sugar articles, I will have to read them.
> How hard could it be?  Chewing on a piece of sugar cane give you a
> mouthfull
> of sweet juice, a simple mill would yield plenty of sugar to boil and dry
> in
> the sun.  Perchance, some of the stone mills found in ancient digs in
> cane-growing lands were not just for grain?  Just an idle notion.
> Yours for a sweet new year,
> Selene
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