By Kat Tancock
If you’re a maple lover, you’re probably already using the syrup on more than just pancakes: on top of plain yogurt, added to salad dressings or as a natural sweetener for your morning oatmeal. But if you’re ready to take things up a notch, reach for a bottle of the latest kid on the maple shelf: sweet and sour maple vinegar from Brigham, Quebec’s Cabane du Pic-Bois.
Try it instead of balsamic or raspberry vinegar or to deglaze meat or vegetables, or simply drizzle with a bit of oil (dare we suggest Quebec-made hemp oil rather than olive?) on top of a fresh salad and then toss, for the flavour of maple syrup blended with the brightness of a good vinegar.
Where to buy: At many retailers in Quebec (including Montreal’s Jean Talon Market) and a handful outside La Belle Province.