Vanilla: A History

‘Vanilla’ has come to mean ‘standard,' ‘ordinary,’ or even ‘boring.' But the story of Vanilla is considerably more complex than that. It is a centuries long epic involving a child genius, modern chemistry, and a much more complex flavor than it is given credit for.

Feb 22, 2021 | 12:10 | Josh Geiger,

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