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Raw Sugar Cane

briox May 7, 2009 01:31 PM

Where can I buy raw sugar cane in New Orleans?

You used to be able to get it at the downtown farmer's market, but it hasn't really come back yet.

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  1. edible complex RE: briox May 7, 2009 01:49 PM

    call Restaurant August for their source. they have a cocktail that uses sugar cane.
    I used to see it at the Farmer's Markets, but haven't look for it in a while. also check Whole Foods.

    1. thecajunfoodie RE: briox May 7, 2009 04:58 PM

      Something tells me a store in the Riverwalk has it, although you may only be able to find an "imported" version (Sugar in the Raw)...


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      1. re: thecajunfoodie
        midcity RE: thecajunfoodie May 7, 2009 05:49 PM

        Out of curiosity, what do you do with raw sugarcane?

        1. re: midcity
          edible complex RE: midcity May 7, 2009 06:21 PM

          growing up, we went out into the fields and just chewed on the cane. think our parents just wanted to keep us occupied, but it was good and sweet.
          the trucks dropping all that cane after harvest made the road trip to Cocodrie interesting and as slow as molasses. then there was that nasty smell when they were "refining" it. Raceland holds special memories. that's my sugar cane story.

          1. re: edible complex
            hazelhurst RE: edible complex May 8, 2009 08:58 AM

            I have learned to enjoy that smell..it IS like pig crap...at least it is "ours." For cane farmers, of course, it smells like money.

          2. re: midcity
            N.O.Food RE: midcity May 7, 2009 07:36 PM

            Chew on it. Skewer meat with it.

            1. re: midcity
              briox RE: midcity May 8, 2009 10:48 AM

              stick it in mojitos and bloody marys!

            2. re: thecajunfoodie
              briox RE: thecajunfoodie May 8, 2009 11:08 AM

              CajunFoodie, I appreciate your suggestion, but I don't mean "sugar in the raw". That stuff is sugar cane crystals. I'm talking about the actual stalk of the sugar cane plant. It's delicious to chew on and can be used a variety of ways.

              1. re: briox
                N.O.Food RE: briox May 8, 2009 12:30 PM

                seems like something rouse's would have. just a wild guess though.

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