Sweet and earthy... perfect base for a warm salad, as an accompaniment for roasted lamb, or to dress up a salty spanakopita.
Crème brûlée is a decadent dessert, one of the masterpieces of french cuisine and a legacy of the master chef Auguste Escoffier.
Vanilla bean ice-cream is my go-to test of the flavor of a vanilla bean, and one of the best ways to appreciate the simple pleasure of the pure vanilla bean flavor. It can accompany any dessert, or be enjoyed on its own. This is certainly one dish where an extract just will not do!