The results were so good that the top brass who came after maple grew increasingly obsessed with numbers in general.
Back in New York, maple fell ill with cancer and died in 2001 at the age of 48.
With hints of maple and coffee, this cake is a perfect finish to a delectable Easter feast.
c.1300, from Old English mapultreow "maple tree," also mapolder, mapuldre, related to Old Norse möpurr, Old Saxon mapulder, Middle Low German mapeldorn, from Proto-Germanic *maplo-. There also was a Proto-Germanic *matlo- (cf. Old High German mazzaltra, German maszholder), but the connection and origins are mysterious. Formerly with adjectival form mapelin (early 15c.; Old English mapuldern). Maple syrup attested from 1824, American English. The maple leaf is mentioned as the emblem of Canada from 1850.