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Monday, September 19, 2016

Herbs and Spices 29 - Grains of Paradise and Recipes


Grains of paradise, which also go by unique names like guinea grains, guinea pepper, and alligator pepper, are tiny seeds that pack a punch have the power to titillate your taste buds with exotic flavor.  From West Africa. 

Quote 1:  The spice flavor was pleasantly tempered, ripe with flavors reminiscent of jasmine, hazelnut, butter and citrus, and with the kind of oiliness you get from nuts. They were entirely different from black peppercorns and in my mind, incomparably better."

 Quote 2:  It seems like combination of black pepper, cardamom, lemon zest, and something warm and woodsy that reminded me of walking through the forest on a summer afternoon.

Quote 3:   Pungent and peppery, tasting strongly of ginger and cardamom 

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