Dean Burgess from Bothways farm in Essex reports, “Its Maple syrup cooking time”

Hi joe,It’s Dean Burgess from Bothways farm in essex ,Its Maple syrup cooking time ,I have to boil down anywhere from 60 to 70 gallons of maple tree sap to get 1 gallon of maple syrup.This is a wood fired sap burner which will take about 3 days straight to burn off all the water .I then use a hydrometer to get the right density of syrup in order to bottle it up.

Farewell Captain Hook’s!

As you may have heard earlier on the podcast, GMG Jim and I went to Capt Hook’s on Washington St and spoke with Al regarding the upcoming closing on Fri Mar 10. He was very busy prepping orders but took the time to talk with us for a bit about his history with Capt Hook’s and the closure. He told us it was “just time”. He’s been working there for the past 25 years and running it for the last 10 years. And since he’s still pretty young (34 he told us) that’s a very large chunk of his life. He has 2 young children and it’s “just time”. The building’s future is uncertain as the restaurant does not own it and the landlord has not announced any decisions, according to Al. Thank you very much to Al, the Delisi family and his staff for graciously allowing us to chat and for the years of delicious food they have served to Gloucester and Cape Ann. Hoping to see you around again soon!

GloucesterCast 635 Taped 3/5/23 Link to Join


GloucesterCast 635 Taped 3/5/23

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