Pretty Soon Your Vanilla Flavoring Will Come From... Sawdust

It's not uncommon to hear bibliophiles and pedants waxing poetic about the wonderful and incomparable "old book smell," but tiresome as these tirades may be, it turns out they might actually be on to something. Thanks to a recent scientific study, that same, vanilla-tinged aroma wafting off the pages of old tomes is… » 6/18/13 12:20pm 6/18/13 12:20pm

A Worldwide Vanilla Shortage Is Making Ice Cream a Luxury

At our current rate of consumption, we're driving vanilla prices sky-high. The price for a kilo of the brown stuff has jumped from $25 to $40 in a single day, which means your summer ice creams might be an even more expensive treat than usual. » 4/03/12 10:50am 4/03/12 10:50am