I rarely eat breakfast, so sometimes I have a favorite, in this case, French Toast, for lunch. It's the first thing that my mother let me cook myself for breakfast as a kid, I believe mainly because she wanted to sleep in. Chef Elaine questioned why I didn't top it with maple syrup and the answer is simple, I've always made it this way. Just like pouring vinegar on steamed spinach, the tastes and habits we developed as children will rule our taste buds for the rest of our lives. Maple syrup, and loads of butter, belong on pancakes and waffles.