Technological advances now allow Vermont's maple syrup producers to get twice as much sap per tree, meaning more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, double its value from just six years ago.
It's delicious, it's nutritious and it's basically rotten. Fermentation is the hot culinary trend, and as Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf explains, the preservation process gives food a flavor unique to time and place.
Believe it or not, there's a veritable subculture of otherwise healthy people who simply don't like eating real food. But liquid meal replacements may not be their best bet if they want an alternative.
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