[Sca-cooks] grains of paradise

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Thu Aug 7 16:48:33 PDT 2008

Ian Kusz wrote:

>Okay, dumb question.  What are grains of paradise, where are they from, what
>food do they feature in, what do they taste like (so I can figure out what
>complements them), 
The seeds of Aframomum melegueta, West Africa, lots of things in 
14th-century books, peppery and slightly resinous.

>and how much is necessary for a dish?

Depends on the size of the dish.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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