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Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid


Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

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    Available in PDF Format | Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid.pdf | English
    Tim Ecott(Author)
From the islands of Tahiti to the botanical gardens of London and Paris, "Vanilla traces the story of the vanilla plant and its secretive trade, from the golden cups of Aztee emperors to the ice-cream dishes of U.S. presidents. Vanilla has mystified and tantalized man for centuries. The only orchid that porduces and agriculturally valuable crop. vanilla can mask unpleasant tastes and smells, but also makes pleasant tastes stronger, smoother, and longer lasting. Because of its over four hundred separate flavor components. choosing premium-quality vanilla beans is as complex as judging the aroma and taste of fine wine. Vanilla finds its way into over half of all dessert products sold worldwide, from ice cream to chocolate mousse, as well as the finest perfumes., well-known brands of rum and vodka, and even Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Americans consume more vanilla than anyone else on Earth--a fact that has helped drive the price of vanilla beans and flavor extracts to an all-time high, and forced growers and traders to mount armed guard over their plants in the tropical jungle. The traders who travel the world in search of America's favorite flavor are a small and secretive elite. From Papantla in Mexico--"the city that perfumed the world"--to the South Seas, Madagascar, and the Indian Ocean islands, "Vanilla is a globe-trotting adventure that follows buccancers, aristocrats, and gourmets. all in search of the ice cream orchid.

"Ecott excels at quixotic explorations of corners of the dive world.... It should be awarded a place on any diver's reference shelf for tasty tidbits of history alone." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Book details

  • PDF | 278 pages
  • Tim Ecott(Author)
  • Grove/Atlantic; First Edition edition (Jun. 2004)
  • English
  • 10
  • Food & Drink
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