The International Vanilla Conference, 2015 held on November 4th and 5th at the Crowne Plaza in Jamesburg, NJ focussed on Vanilla in: the past, present and future. It was attended by numerous prominent players in the Natural Vanilla industry from all over the globe.
Dr. Mahendran Rajaram, Founder President / Chairman of the Indian Vanilla Enterprise was invited as a Privileged Speaker to the symposium.
The presentation on "Vanilla from India - an Opportunity Revisited" by Dr. Mahendran, whose association with Vanilla in India goes back a long way since the early 90’s, right from Cultivation to Processing and now also in Marketing of Vanilla products for the Indian consumer, gave a valuable insight into Vanilla from India, its past and the present revival and the potential avenues for significant future contributions of India towards sustainable vanilla production.
The fantabulous flavor of Indian Vanilla has connoisseurs from chef fraternity world over. Listen to Chef Nicolas Houchet, a Pâtisserie Teaching Chef of Le Cordon Bleu London and a veteran with experience in 5 star hotels who has opened recently an award winning patisserie in London:.
"A great ingredient (my favourite) is vanilla. Most people don't realise how many varieties there are with different scents and flavours – being able to identify vanilla types through scent is a whole art in itself! A particularly nice variety is an organic pod from the Pollachi district in India – it has a distinctive smoky, cigar flavour".
Courtesy - Le Cordon Bleu