3-Course Interview: Charles Poirier, Sugarcane Farmer and Syrup Distiller

By Helen Freund, Gambit, BestofNewOrleans.com

A mechanic by trade, Charles Poirier began making cane syrup for friends and family 14 years ago using his great-great-grandfather's method at his farm in Youngsville, Louisiana. Now, he sells his Poirier's Pure Cane Syrup (www.realcanesyrup.com) to chefs and specialty grocers all over the state.