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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Friday Food and Drink Post: A “Rum Go”

 

It’s a chilly morning on the farm this January 17 (there’s a bit of snow), a perfect setting for National Hot Buttered Rum Day! (Who knew?)

You can read a very interesting little history of rum production here, where I learned that it came into being as a way to use up the by-product (molasses) of sugar production on Caribbean sugar plantations in the mid-seventeenth century. Getting any further into the weeds will teach you that rum production and commerce was inextricably linked to the slave trade, a nasty part of its history that we, and rum, must acknowledge and live with. No good comes from papering over it, so there it is.

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In my post about snow I mentioned that I like a Tom & Jerry about this time of year. In the Wikipedia page just linked, I was intrigued to learn that this is a regional treat, and quite a circumscribed region at that. So even though the local bakery here sells tubs of Tom & Jerry […]

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