That was a good article Kayelle. I've wondered since we moved up here why Harvard called their theatre club "The Hasty Pudding Club". The article says the club was formed as a social group back in 1770 and the members were required to bring a pot of hasty pudding to meetings...each member had their turn in alphabetical order. My heroes! BTW, the recipe link that pops up at the bottom of the article gives you the version of the NYC restaurant recipe. It does include a minuscule amount of maple syrup.
Oh, and I liked your "brussels sprouts are cute" comment!
I cannot eat them happily without embellishments. See my "bacon and mushrooms" comment to pac.