In this richly illustrated book, the authors explore every aspect of maple syrup's history and lore, from Native legends surrounding its discovery to its importance in the pioneer diet. They explain the sugar maple's exalted status in the maple tree family and why maple sap is still one of nature's great mysteries. Included are details of how sugar maples are tapped and how the sap is collected, a long-standing and important tradition in New England.
The Maple Syrup Book also includes insights from producers of maple syrup and maple sugar as they reveal their affection for a shared passion. A Maple Syrup Flavor Wheel describes the many colors, grades, and flavor variations available, and there are selected recipes and notes on cooking with maple syrup.