“Yo Ho Ho” and a Bottle of Rum
Rum has had a wider impact on history than any other spirit. Food historian Cynthia Clampitt shares the “geography” of rum: the reason rum arose where it did and when it did, how pirates became associated with it, and the connection with coffee, tea, and chocolate. She also explains (among other things) how rum was involved in uniting the thirteen colonies, why it was one of the issues that led to the American Revolution, and how it also led to a revolt in its next home after the Caribbean: Australia. Rum recipes will be shared.