Put out the fire! NO WATER Fat milk yogurt ice cream Peanut butter Alcohol beer
Chili powder Actually a mixture of spices Aztecs used similar Developed in Texas 1835
Vanilla 250 active ingredients Foods, perfumes, toothpaste Ice cream Florida, Australia, New Zealand 5.5 million ton of vanilla consumed/yr
Most popular flavor in the world Only edible orchid
Montezuma gifted to Spanish Aztecs gave to Quetzalcoatl at Tenochtitlan Gave Cortez chocolatl ground cacao annatto seeds chile pepper vanilla
Why expensive??? Orchid pollinated by indigenous bees, hummingbirds Seed pods take 6-9 months to mature Hand pollinated if not native soil Dried, wrapped to prevent fermentation Cured in airtight metal boxes
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