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The Benefits of Molasses

In many cases, the byproduct of a refining process is bad news. This is the case with petroleum jelly, vegetable oils, and many other substances. …

Everything You Can Do With a Bottle of Molasses, a Sticky-Sweet Pantry Hero

This dark, complex syrup is good for a lot more than just Boston baked beans<p><b>Boston, 1919:</b> There was a day, an otherwise regular January day, when …

Sugar, molasses and more: The real deal with sweeteners from around the world

Brown sugar was for cookies. The white granulated stuff went on Cheerios, where it piled like a snow drift, and confectioners sugar was for the French toast my dad cut in strips on weekends.<p>This was the long and short of sugar for me. But not anymore. Because sugar is the foodstuff that, more than …

People: the business diary

Dougal Sharp, the congenial founder and boss of beer maker Innis & Gunn, has been recounting some of his adventures in a new book.<p>His efforts to sell …

Brewbot will allow you to download, brew and drink beer right in your own home

Close<p>It's not easy getting that same craft beer experience at home as it is from a bar or a brewery. Your choices are pretty much buying some craft …

How to produce your own community beer

<b>8.</b> Palace Pint<p><b>Age:</b> 3 years<p><b>Location:</b> Crystal Palace, London<p><b>Why it started</b><p>Grow Beer is an idea that started up in Brixton, London; there are now a number of groups (including the Palace Pint) that sprouted up under the Grow Beer umbrella, but they are all autonomous. “We have a meet up for drinking …

Top 10 pubs and bars in Maine

The Armory Lounge at the Portland Regency Hotel<p>I will admit to an affinity for hotel bars, and the Armory Lounge, in the venerable Portland Regency, is one of my favourites – there is nothing better on a beautiful summer's day than to hole up in a dimly lit room accentuated with mahogany fixtures …

15 Reasons Why British Pubs Are Better Than American Bars

A man walks into a bar. Ouch. The poor bastard <i>should</i> have walked into a pub, because they're better on practically every level, at least according to our London correspondent/professional drinker Jason Allen.<p>He swears he doesn't mean to slander the whole U.S. drinking scene (the 50 states are …

Crap pubs: 10 things that bad boozers get wrong

Throughout October, Camra is running Pubs in our Lives. This brief campaign is an attempt to remind people, particularly those who don't identify as pub regulars, how important "the local" is to all of us.<p>The promotional bumf comes with a stack of stats which emphasise how, for many of us, life's …