What's the source of vanilla flavoring? How is a chocolate bar made? You'll learn the answers to those questions and a good deal more from this genial overview of three popular flavors. A fine assortment of captioned illustrations--maps, diagrams, and plenty of color photographs--will lure browsers, and students in search of report material will find plenty to occupy them. Busenberg describes the plant derivative of each flavor and explains how it is grown and processed. She also contributes fascinating bits of history, legend, and anecdote, as well as excellent overviews of how each flavoring is used. With a few choice recipes to round matters out, this inviting book both feeds the brain and makes the mouth water. A glossary is appended.