“V” is for Vanilla…

Mmmmmm, Vanilla! One of my most favorite things is Creme Brûlée. There are ( in my opinion ) three things that make a stellar Creme Brûlée. 1.) A great recipe. I use the one from The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl. 2.) FRESH eggs.. like right out of the chicken. 3.) Fresh Vanilla Beans. There’s nothing like it when it’s done right!

Did you know that Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, right after Saffron.

Photo of Vanilla Beans, laid out in the shape of the letter "V"