Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day (TODAY!) With the Real Stuff From New England
Photo by Joanna O'Leary Pure Maine maple syrup is so much better than the fake stuff.
I give credit to my husband for introducing me to a number of foods I had unintentionally excluded from my diet, including, but not limited to, kimchi, sardines, and pear lambic. Now, I love all three.
The "new" food I most associate with my better half, however, is real maple syrup. Shortly after he graduated from high school, my in-laws moved to Maine, and since then my husband has been privy to a steady supply of hand-crafted, small-batch maple syrup made by his parents' neighbor "Sweet William."
Which is why when I brought out the Aunt Jemima the first time we consumed pancakes together at my apartment Wyatt nearly had a stroke. "Throw that stuff in the garbage," he said with an air of disdain I've never heard him use since then. "Where's the real stuff?" Long story short, I've never been without pure Maine maple syrup again.