A Maple-Fried Egg Is the Best Way to Welcome Spring

Sugaring season in Vermont is a short but sweet window in the last licks of winter—or, if you’re a glass half full person, the earliest days of spring. The daily temperatures are key for the gathering of maple sap: The nights must be cold enough to fre…

Sugaring season in Vermont is a short but sweet window in the last licks of winter—or, if you’re a glass half full person, the earliest days of spring. The daily temperatures are key for the gathering of maple sap: The nights must be cold enough to freeze and the days warm enough for the sap to run freely.

@food52 Join us for an all-new Break an Egg! The series where senior food stylist Anna cooks through a breakfast recipe, either completely original or from a Food52 community member. It's syrup season baby, and today Anna is joined by Nicole to make Maple-Fried Egg and Sausage Biscuit. Watch and grab the recipe linked in our bio. #f52community ♬ original sound - Food52

I am lucky enough to be married to a born-and-raised Vermonter, where visits to our friend’s sugar shack at the Bunker Farm in Putney, Vermont during these precious sugaring weeks are a highlight. The work of sugaring, like all things on a farm, is hard work and requires a great deal of love for the sport, as they say. Sleep schedules are thrown to the wind, other tasks of less immediate importance are saved for another day, because once the sap is running, it’s boiling time. For the hours spent standing near the evaporator in a maple-scented steam cloud, it's hard not to talk food, and dream up the things you’ll eat with the fresh syrup. Or talk about the great meals you’ve concocted with the syrup (or just drink some warm syrup directly from the evaporator).

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Move Over Aperol, This Summer We’re Drinking Tequila Spritzes

This article is part of an Aperitivo Hour series, featuring sips and snacks for the warming weather, presented by Patrón Ahumado.

Like the energetic song by The Champs, tequila is loved by many, enjoyed on repeat (or is that just me?), and will most…

This article is part of an Aperitivo Hour series, featuring sips and snacks for the warming weather, presented by Patrón Ahumado.


Like the energetic song by The Champs, tequila is loved by many, enjoyed on repeat (or is that just me?), and will most likely get you on the dance floor. The Tequila Spritz is a great reminder of the versatility of this agave-derived spirit. Tequila isn't just for frozen margaritas or lime-laced shots—it has complexity, depth, and flavor notes that play well with an endless range of flavors. This spritz is what I would call a casual cocktail, too. It's far less intimidating to make than some other tipples and can be whipped up faster than you can crack the ice from your ice tray.

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