Make every meal maple. No other sweetener delivers the clean, distinct flavor and subtle bouquet of real maple syrup. Of course its perfect on pancakes, but farm cooks have known for centuries that adding maple syrup is also the best way to put a sweet spin on meat, fish, fowl, and vegetables.
Try starters such as Orange Maple Chicken Wings and Maple Creamy Fondue. Entrées: Hot & Spicy Shrimp Kabobs and Maple Vinegar Roasted Pork. Baked goods: Maple Cream Scones and Winter Squash Spoonbread. And, of course, desserts: Tawny Maple Cheesecake, Maple Ginger Ice Cream, and the classic Sugar on Snow. Plus maple beverages, butters, and relishes.
- Ken Haedrich