1. Pass the maple syrup.
We don’t know who had the patience to boil down the first 40 liters of liquid siphoned out of a maple tree to make just one liter of maple syrup, but the French Canadians seem to have had a hand in it, and we’re inordinately proud of the finished product. Ok, it’s sugar, but it has a special flavour, and with a little imagination it can be considered healthy. So, go ahead and drown your pancakes in it, try it in coffee, on your bacon — the possibilities are endless, and we’ll love you for it.