The Spice Of Life: All About Spices

Aug 11, 2014

Did you know that cinnamon is actually the bark from a tree? Imagine walking through a cinnamon forest...Hank Kaestner knows just what a that smells like. He spent 33 years buying spices around the world. He can also tell us about the unique way that vanilla plants are fertilized, and how much vanilla is actually in your vanilla extract.

We’ll talk to Hank Kaestner, who was a spice buyer for McCormick & Co., the world’s largest spice company, for 33 years.

Also on the show, some furniture manufacturing plants may be moving abroad, but maple syrup production is going strong right here in Vermont. We'll find out about the new occupant of the old Ethan Allen factory in Brighton.

And we'll learn how to make the perfect cold brew coffee in this week's installment of Summer School.

Broadcast live on Monday, August 11 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.