Maple Sugar: From Sap to Syrup: The History, Lore, and How-To Behind This Sweet Treat

Maple Sugar: From Sap to Syrup: The History, Lore, and How-To Behind This Sweet Treat

by Tim Herd

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Overview

Explore the fascinating history of maple sugaring in this informative guide to all things syrup. From the tap on the tree to the pancakes on your plate, Tim Herd explains every nuanced step of the sugaring process. Learn to identify different kinds of maple trees and get inspired to tap the sugar maples in your backyard. Herd also includes tempting recipes that use syrup in old-fashioned treats like maple nut bread, maple eggnog, and pecan pie. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603427357
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 02/26/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 798,214
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tim Herd is the executive director of a parks and open space commission in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. He was the founder and director of The Roving Nature Center, America’s first fully mobile environmental education center, and has been nationally recognized for his “demonstrated commitment and exceptional contribution to the proper stewardship of America’s national and cultural resources” by the Take Pride in America Campaign. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Herd has made thousands of presentations to audiences of all ages on a wide variety of natural history and motivational topics. He was the nationally syndicated feature writer of Nature Newswatch and is the author of Maple Sugar, Kaleidoscope Sky, and Discover Nature in the Weather.

Table of Contents

Maple Spirit
1 Drawn from Wood

2 Ye Olde Confectionary Craft

3 Family Tree Gallery

4 The Secret Life of Trees

5 For Fun, Profit & Hard Work

6 Do-It-Yourself

7 Maple Delights

Appendix
Index


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