3.18.14: The Sugar Season, A Syrup Taste Test With Douglas Whynott, & The Best Family Cars

Mar 18, 2014

Author Douglas Whynott & Host Virginia Prescott
Credit Sarah Thomas / NHPR

Today on Word of Mouth, a sweet conversation with a man who knows maple syrup. Emerson writing professor and author, Douglas Whynott joins us to discuss his new book The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest. Plus, we'll put Whynott to the test when he joins Virginia in a blindfolded taste test of 4 grades of authentic, New Hampshire made maple  syrup and one imposter.

Also on the show, Jamie Page Deaton breaks down her list of the top choices for family cars. 

Listen to the full show and click Read More for individual segments.

The Sugar Season  

Credit via douglaswhynott.com

Maple Syrup Taste Test

  • Douglas was kind enough to join Virginia in an unscientific taste test of maple syrup grades. You can watch a video of the test by clicking on this link and listen to the segment that aired, below.

Sean Hurley: The Sweetest Science

Best Cars for Families

  • Jamie Page Deaton is back on the show to highlight her picks for the best family cars on the market. You can see the full list and hear Virginia's interview with Jamie by clicking on this link.