Food Network personality Ina Garten has a favorite maple syrup brand that she can’t do without. According to the Barefoot Contessa, Stonewall Kitchen maple syrup is the only maple syrup you need, and you can buy an 8.5oz bottle for $17.95 on the brand's website and $30 on Amazon.
Although not the cheapest, Garten swears by its flavor, which she calls “sweet,” but “also smoky.” Garten told Bon Appetit, “Maple is a great autumn flavor. It goes with pumpkin. It goes great in salads as part of a vinaigrette.”
Stonewall Kitchen's maple syrup is harvested from Maine maple trees after the season's frost. Fine maple syrup has plenty of other uses besides topping waffles and pancakes, and Garten uses the syrup to make salad dressings, although it also greatly enhances the flavor in pecan ice cream, especially in the fall.