Vanilla may refer to either the bean / pod of specific types of orchids, or flavoring derived from those pods. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with vanilla as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include vanilla, but are ...
as the title says, vanilla beans are quite expensive, and I can buy cheap vanillin ($0.3). are they dangerous in high heat? I'm thinking of curry or onion soup.