Delighting in nature's best-loved sweet."A fun and fact-filled work guaranteed to delight folks of all ages."-Library JournalIn this richly illustrated book, the authors explore every aspect of maple syrup. They relate Native legends surrounding its discovery and explain its importance in the pioneer diet.
They cover the sugar maple's exalted status in the maple tree family, and reveal why maple sap is still one of nature's great mysteries.Also included are:Details about how sugar maples are tapped and how the sap is collectedInsights from producers who reveal their affection for a shared passionA special "maple syrup flavor wheel" that describes the many colors, grades and flavor variations availableA selection of recipes, including maple salmon, maple-marinated chicken wings and maple sugar pecans.A complete and fascinating resource filled with history, romance and sweet flavors, The Maple Syrup Book provides the full story behind a long-standing and important North American tradition.
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Nicola Ross is the author of the pictorial history Caledon. She is a regular contributor to In the Hills magazine and created the Caledon Countryside Alliance, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to conserving Caledon's rural character. She lives in Belfountain, Ontario.Rosemary Hasner's photographs have appeared in a variety of publications, including Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures with author Janet Eagleson. She works for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and lives in rural Ontario, near Mansfield.