ANATOMY OF A CLASSIC – Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream

“For Shaun Garcia, boredom has led to some of his favorite culinary inventions. One slow day, he decided to throw some vanilla beans into a smoker at Soby’s, the Greenville, South Carolina, restaurant where he works as executive chef. “We were knocking around some ideas on how to get a little more out of vanilla but stay true to our Southern roots,” he says. “I wanted something unique, so I thought why not get a little smoke on them.””