Celebrate our culture with maple syrup foods
(NC) Canada makes more of its quintessential maple syrup than any other nation on Earth. The time-honoured process depends on a careful reduction method that intensifies the flavours of the natural sugars in the sap. And we do lay claim to it. A global survey found that Canadians consume about five times more maple syrup than folks in other countries.
And we do lay claim to it. A global survey found that Canadians consume about five times more maple syrup than folks in other countries.
Amy Snider-Whitson, a food trendoligist and professional home economist, predicts maple will continue to be one of the hot flavours this spring, a view shared by syrup producers, brewers, and makers of specialty food and beverage products. Like Canada's other signature creations – ice wine and whiskey – some maple syrup producers are taking an artisanal approach, making it in small batches and even maturing it in bourbon barrels like a fine spirit.
Even the bread makers are getting into the act. Dempster's, for example, has just launched their limited edition Maple French Toast Bagels, a product that marries a classic Canadian breakfast food with the flavour of maple syrup. The baker points out that the bagels can be topped with a variety of spreads to create unique sweet or savory combinations – and are only available in grocery stores until May 22. To learn more, go to www.dempsters.ca.
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Source: Massive Health Survey http://www.massivehealth.com/
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