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To 100 More Flavorful Years
January 17, 2008

Neilsen-Massey is internationally known as the purveyor of some of the purest vanilla in the world. Since the family-owned and managed company began in 1907, it has produced vanilla and flavor extracts and pastes to the highest standards.

In celebrating 100 years of being “Vanilla Specialists,” the Nielsen family members who still manage the business today have published a new cookbook, A Century of Flavor: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.

A Century of Flavor has 50 recipes that draw on the distinct yet intermingling flavor of vanilla. As the authors point out, “extracts can not only add flavor, but complement and enhance other flavors.” So just imagine the intensity of the Duck Breast with Tahitian Pomegranate Chutney (p. 48), a recipe that calls for Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract.

Other tantalizing recipes?

  • Fresh Basil-Tomato Soup with Vanilla (p. 28). This beautifully clean soup calls for Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract.
  • The Delicious Vanilla Honey Butter (p. 104) is delectable on simple bran muffins, but even better eaten straight from the spoon.
  • Spicy Tequila Shrimp (p. 56) offer a saucier fare, calling for Nielsen-Massey Pure Mexican Vanilla Extract and loads of bell peppers and jalapeno chiles.
  • Of course, desserts range from Crème Brulée (p. 74) to Crisp Vanilla Butter Cookies (p. 85) to make-it-yourself Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (p. 112).

This cookbook is a beautifully simple presentation of wonderful recipes that all call for the exotic taste of vanilla. It’s also a thorough demonstration of how a family’s dedication to producing a fine product and delivering only the best in service, can continuously enrich people’s lives and kitchens for centuries.

A Century of Flavor: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas (ISBN: 978-0-9795991-0-1; $27.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. It is available for purchase through the Cookbook Marketplace:

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