ASK most people what they do with maple syrup and the majority will reply they use it to drizzle over pancakes in the morning. Maple syrup producers in Quebec, the world's leading producer of the sweet treat, are trying to change that.

North American natives were first to discover "sinzibuckwud", an Algonquin word, meaning drawn from wood. They used it as a warm drink by putting hot stones from an open fire in a wooden bowl attached to a maple tree where the sap dripped directly from the tree.

"Tire" in French or maple "taffy," ...

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