9/23/2013

Fresh vanilla beans boast myriad flavor compounds that allow the spice to be used in sweet and savory foods alike.
"I look at vanilla as having two functions," said chef Alex Stupak, who adds vanilla-cured scallop ceviche to mango and habanero chili. "Used subtly, it can have a rounding effect on other flavors. The brasher way is to make something vanilla-flavored."

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