Photo: Frances Janisch
Gail Simmons makes us want to burst into a chorus of "O, Canada!" The Top Chef judge brings her Canadian heritage to the kitchen with a video how-to and gallery of recipes using maple syrup. Her Maple-roasted Fruit, Ricotta and Walnut Parfait is incredibly simple to make, and the syrup adds a clean sweetness to the seasonal fruit and creamy cheese. Walnuts add texture and crunch.