Sorghum- the other molassesI don't want this thread to expire without mentioning a favorite syrup of mine- Sorghum. :cool:
When I was a kid in the St. Louis area, my grandfather always had some on hand, and it's still a favorite of mine. It's made from the epynomous cane, and has a flavor all of its own.
It's not real easy to find, and you should inspect the label carefully - I have been victimized by "sorghum-flavored corm syrup" kind of like what they do to Log Cabin.
If you're ever passing by Knaw Bone, Indiana - about 70 miles south of Indianapolis - you should stop at the local year round farmers market and get some. It keeps pretty much indefinitely.
If you're around Knaw Bone (you could look it up! it's a real town) you are just a little south of Columbus, Indiana. It's the home of Cummins Diesel. For many decades, the Cummins Foundation has had a standing offer to local organizations, public and private, to pay the fees of a world-renowned architect of their choice for their planned buildings. They have libraries, churches, public buildings, bridges, office and government buildings designed by the world's foremost architects- Neutra, Meier, both Saarinens... you name 'em, they've got them.
If you're any kind of architectural buff, you should spend a day and take the municipal tour.
But don't forget to get some sorghum molasses.