The Biography of Vanilla (How Did That Get Here?) (Library Binding)

The Biography of Vanilla (How Did That Get Here?) By Julie Karner Cover Image
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While chocolate steals all the glory, vanilla is the scent and flavor that people cannot seem to live without. Discover the rich history of this orchid bean used in such products as candy, ice cream, soft drinks, medicines, and yes, even chocolate Maps, illustrations, and full-color photos follow the vanilla bean's journey from its discovery by the ancient civilizations of Mexico, to Europe where its flavorful secrets remained a mystery to Europeans even 300 years after they first encountered it. Other topics include - What is a commodity? - the history of vanilla - the secret and methods involved in fertilizing a vanilla plant - the hard work and lengthy process of harvesting and curing vanilla beans - maps of the prime vanilla growing regions in the world - products and uses, including vanilla extracts and substitutes Teacher's guide available.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778724902
ISBN-10: 0778724905
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 31st, 2006
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: How Did That Get Here?


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