Vanilla Facts: Everything You Need to Know

Sweets expert Shauna Sever dishes up some important vanilla facts for your next baking project.


| January 2013



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Learn the important facts about vanilla: how it's made, the best ways to store it and whether or not you can grow your own.

Photo by Fotolia/Alesia Berlezova

Harvested from the pods of beautiful and exotic orchids, vanilla is a delicious flavor enjoyed by people all over the world. Pure Vanilla celebrates its unique taste with a stunning array of recipes, from cakes and cookies to custards and creams. In this excerpt from the introduction, Shauna Sever provides the basic vanilla facts you’ll need to confidently use this flavorful ingredient in your baking.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Pure Vanilla.

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