Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Learning About Maple #FoodieReads


October is more than half-way over! How did that happen? Today I'm sharing a cookbook for my Foodie Reads Challenge without sharing a recipe inspired by it. That will come soon. But Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster* had me running to the store to pick up multiple bottles of maple syrup! 

I have long been intrigued by sugaring. I remember reading about it in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books when I was a child and being amazed that you could simply slice a tree and get syrup from it.

Katie Webster is the force behind Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Until now I wasn't familiar with that blog. But I am so excited to find it...and become a subscriber to her newsletter. I mean, who wouldn't want a recipe for 5 Spice Meatloaf with Apricot Ginger Glaze showing up in their inbox? Well, even better would be a delivery of that recipe...all set and ready to eat. But I'll just take the newsletter. And I'd love a bottle of her Smoky Tomato Shallot Dressing. A girl can dream, right?



In any case, I love cookbooks with delicious recipes, sumptuous stories, and delectable photographs. This book has it all. So, stay tuned. I plan to get a lot of use out of this book. 



I have always wondered what the difference is between the grades of maple syrup. There used to be Grade A Light Amber, Grade A Medium Amber, Grade A Dark Amber, and Grade B; those have changed to Grade A Golden all the way to Grade A Dark. The flavor profiles range from delicate to robust. I've always just gotten the darkest one available. But, armed with this cookbook, I picked up three different bottles and plan to cook my way through Katie's book.

I can't wait to make - and share - her Maple Ginger Roasted Salmon, Simple Miso Roasted Tofu, and Maple Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour. Are you drooling yet? I am!

               
*This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through a link on my blog. It doesn't cost you anything more. If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the item of your choice.

Here's what everyone else read in October 2017: here.

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