Vanilla

By: Ashley Cokinis, Culinary II - Block 2

Origin

They originally came from Mesoamerica (Modern Day Mexico and Guatemala)

Botanical Information - What part of the plant do we use?

Vanilla comes from orchids of the genus Vanilla. The vanilla beans.

Common Culinary Uses

Sample Recipes: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/vanilla-bean-crme-brle


Sweet or Savory? Sweet


Fresh or dried? Beans are dry from grocery stores sometimes, but can be fresh