Rum

Is Guinness Good for You?

The saga of the most famous beer in the World Ever been to Dublin, Ireland? No? It is a must-visit place if you have a pub crawler in you. Whichever way you turn you meet pubs, pubs and more pubs. No wonder, James Joyce, the country’s most celebrated writer once mused aloud whether there was any way to cross Dublin without passing a pub. People! They took his joke seriously and pored over the city map. The fever reached such … Continue reading

In the beginning there was grape, then the yeast…

Yeast is the the secret of the energy, find out why. In the beginning there was grape. And it ripened, plump with sweetness. A fly spotted it; settled on it and dusted a few yeast cells stuck on its legs. The yeast, a living creature, a microscopic fungus, now dug deep into the grape to eat the sugar inside. The news spread and more yeast cells came that way. Yeast has a habit. It eats sugar and poops a funny … Continue reading

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum

Why Rum? Rum stands for alcohol. I can see moralistic eyebrows rising at the end of some terminals. Let me make one point very clear, this website is not intended to promote alcohol. Like any malayalee, I have also got a smattering of acquaintances who have succumbed to booze, survived by their helpless children and traumatized wives.  So what is the solution? Many countries have tried prohibition but failed to bottle the menace. You can’t scotch a practice which is … Continue reading