One of the joys of cold weather cooking is using a heavy hand with dark, sweet and deeply flavorful ingredients like bourbon and maple syrup. We borrowed this maple-braised short rib recipe from chef and maple syrup expert Jacob Griffin of Dutchess County, NY's Madava Farms, where Crown Maple syrup is made. Frequently referred to as the purest maple syrup available, this is what you want to slow-cook your short ribs in.

Chef Griffin suggests you serve this dish over jasmine rice and with lightly sautéed bitter greens or bok choy.