National maple syrup day
December 17th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

We're tap dancing with delight - December 17 is National Maple Syrup Day!

This sweet-water sap shouldn't be stuck with just waffles and pancakes. Try it in a latte, mix it into a toasty winter cocktail or even add it to spaghetti, as Will Ferrell notoriously did in the holiday favorite “Elf.”

Pore over the label carefully, though: Pure maple syrup is solely produced from North American maple trees. Last year, a Rhode Island man named Bernard Coleman was sentenced to two years probation for substituting cane sugar in a product he labeled as “maple syrup.”

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  1. VladT

    I'm sure it will not appeal to all, but a common dessert my dad would do would be a sundaw of vanilla ice cream, topped with cheerios and maple syrup. It actually works quite well

    December 18, 2012 at 8:48 am |
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