My Pod

The word "vanilla" has come to mean "bland, boring, commonplace". Pretty strange when you consider that this rare pod grows on an orchid that can only be pollinated one day a year and contains more flavors and aroma compounds than you can shake a rolling pin at. Join host Alton Brown as he tries to put vanilla back on its pedestal.
(Episode: EA0914H)

Recipes from this episode
All Good Eats Recipes