Welcome to Mani's Test Kitchen featuring "Sweet!"


An essential guide for home cooks curious to experiment with dozens of traditional and alternative natural sugars and sweeteners

Home bakers, rejoice! Agave nectar, cane syrup, evaporated cane juice, demerara, golden syrup, jaggery, muscovado, palm sugar, panela, Sucanat, superfine sugar, turbinado — and even good, old-fashioned granulated sugar, now available organically grown . . . all these sweeteners and more, once to be found only in obscure outlets or outside the U.S., are now widely available from supermarkets and specialty grocers nationwide. Longtime professional baker Mani Niall, drawing on twenty-five years of experience, acquaints home cooks with these traditional and alternative sweeteners, and shows how best to take advantage of their unique tastes and textures.