Thursday, May 10, 2012


Carolina Allspice - pic by Denroica cerulea
Allspice is a true spice.  

It is the pea-sized fruit of an evergreen tree that grows in the Caribbean.  
 It has a delicate flavor that resembles a combination of Cloves, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg.
Whole, it is used with pickles, meats, and boiled fish as well as in gravies.  
 In Scandinavian countries, it is used in a marinade to pickle fish. 
When Ground up,  it is used in puddings, relishes, fruit preserves and baked dishes. 
In the US, it is used in making cold cut meats and to flavor cookies and cakes.

from the Book FOOD FACTS by Don Bobbitt.

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