Wonders to be Discovered
A Whole Host of Fine Local Products featuring Maple from Québec.
People have lived among maple trees for centuries so it is natural that human imagination and creativity have come into play with these delicious gifts from Nature. Candies, chocolates, pastries, and ice creams are now joined by mapleflavoured coffees and teas, nuts and popcorn, on to vinaigrettes, mustards, jams and jellies. The delicate taste of the forest goes so well in salads, marinades, terrines, and fine cheeses.
Maple vinegar derives from the process of the mother of fermented sap or by adding a neutral alcohol or white wine vinegar and aromatic compounds to maple syrup, in the same way as any other acetic acid.
Depending on their character, maple vinegars have a subtle or pronounced flavor. Milder, darker maple vinegars are fine for vinaigrettes, chilled sauces,
Maple vinegar is also used to perk up an omelette, deglaze calf’s liver, or prepare the traditional recipe of chicken in vinegar from Lyon. It also serves as a good substitute for lemon in confectionery.