What did vanilla do to deserve its lackluster reputation? It isn’t dull or humdrum! Quality vanilla is nuanced and layered. While Mexican vanilla tastes spicy and woody, vanilla from Madagascar is mild and balanced. Meanwhile, Tahitian vanilla brings floral notes to any dish.
Let's stop lumping vanilla together with boring and predictable. Choose recipes that celebrate vanilla's notes and let its flavor shine. Not sure where to start? Here are 13 vanilla-focused drinks and dishes. They're definitely not boring.