Vanilla's rise and fall take Madagascar's growers for ride
BEMANEVIKA, Madagascar — The house that vanilla almost built soars above all the others in this remote village of one-story wood ... imitation flavors pose. What he does know is that vanilla enabled him to provide for his 12 children and made him ...
Bitter reversal for vanilla growers
BEMANEVIKA, MADAGASCAR -- The house that vanilla almost built soars above all the others in this remote village of one-story wood huts and dirt lanes ... popularity and food makers turn to cheaper, imitation flavors. If that is not enough, the head ...
Vanilla, Anything But Plain, Has Everything Going For It
It usually has less alcohol, and less vanilla beans are used. ``Imitation vanilla is a mixture made from synthetic substances (such as a coal-tar derivative or wood pulp) that imitate the pure vanilla extract smell and flavor.`` It can taste grassy with a ...
Vanilla sky high
The result: Many food companies that make such treats as ... ingredient in most bottles of imitation vanilla. But most vanillin does not come directly from a vanilla bean. More often it is collected as a byproduct of wood-pulp or petroleum production.
Vanilla extract's easy to make yourself at home
Q: Can I make vanilla extract at home ... nuanced flavor than its store-bought counterparts (both the imitation variety and the bean-based one), so it shines best in recipes that feature vanilla as the main flavor component, such as panna cotta; it's ...