Vanilla is an important ingredient in many classic desserts, e.g. panna cotta and crème brûlée. It can also be used in sweet sauces, pastries and drinks. Cut the pod lengthwise and remove the seeds with a knife or spoon. If cooked, the sticks should be put in the dish whole and then removed later. The queen of spices continues to excite connoisseurs around the world. In desserts, vanilla helps create the perfect combination of flavours. Add Bourbon vanilla to creamy desserts, fruit salads, cake mixes and jams to give them an unforgettable taste. A pinch of vanilla can also enhance heavier food such as white meat (poultry, beef) or crab soup. Vanilla sticks should be stored in a cool and dark place.