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“Vanilla" Book by Patricia Rain “Vanilla" Book by Patricia Rain

“Vanilla" Book by Patricia Rain

Social Enterprises
Underrepresented Entrepreneur

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  • Book is hardcover
Some vanilla-based recipes and history
384 pages
5.7" x 1.2" x 8.6"
1 lb
Social Enterprises
Underrepresented Entrepreneur


4.5 avg. (3 reviews)

Thos. Jefferson brought us vanilla ice cream
10/02/2019 by A.
He discovered it in France in the 1780s, and his recipe can be found in the Library of Congress. Prior to that, the favorite flavor for ices, at least in the new country, was lemon. Chocolate was a long way behind vanilla--and good vanilla makes good chocolate even better. ************ As I'd been buying directly from The Queen for a couple of decades, when the book came out, I bought a copy, got it signed, and then sat down to read. Some aspects of vanilla production were familiar to me, but I had not previously known about the late actor and philanthropist Raymond Burr's involvement with orchids: he did have at least one strain of vanilla orchid. I hadn't known how difficult vanilla is to produce--so many factors, including thefts of just-ripened beans off the vine, go into the success of a crop. Some of the social, environmental, and financial factors are laid out here, as is its "social history", such as the bit about Mr Jefferson's summertime treat gift to us all. Good vanilla is never bland, and neither was this fascinating book.
09/29/2019 by TAMARA
I didn't know vanilla had such a history. I was a little disappointed there were not more recipes.
Vanilla book
12/25/2015 by Jackie
This book is a most interesting reading book. I have not tried a recipe from it but am enjoying the book.
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“Vanilla" Book by Patricia Rain

Follow along with recipes from the Vanilla Queen, Patricia Rain, as she traces the history of vanilla across the globe and back to its earliest days. Learn how to let this versatile spice shine in any cuisine. Don’t just limit yourself to cookies and cakes—vanilla is a stealthy flavor enhancer in savory dishes, too.

The Vanilla Company

If you’ve never experienced pure, all-natural vanilla, you haven’t really experienced vanilla. Genuine vanilla extracts will spoil you for the weaker supermarket substitutes many of us grew up using.

No one understands this better than Patricia Rain, who’s known as the Vanilla Queen in tropical regions where the spice is cultivated. Patricia’s interest in vanilla started with culinary curiosity and lead to her becoming a renowned author, advocate, and provider of the best quality vanilla you can find.

Patricia’s passion for vanilla extends to the farmers she sources her beans from—by supporting Fair Trade farms that pay fair wages and advocating for better working and living conditions.

Patricia and The Vanilla Company offer pure vanilla goods that celebrate the unique local characteristics of each area’s crop. The vanilla extracts and powder are an affordable luxury that will make a difference not only in your baking and cooking, but also in the lives of the people who cultivate them. more Their Story

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