[Sca-cooks] Allspice

Audrey Bergeron-Morin audreybmorin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 08:54:36 PST 2009

> Allspice are the berries of Pimenta dioica, a New World evergreen.  It is
> also referred to as pimento, a term also used for a type of sweet pepper.

Yes, and in old French-language cooking books, it's often
mistranslated as "épices mélangées" or "tout-épice". Clearly a case of
a translator that didn't know the real term,  "piment de la Jamaïque"
(also seen is "poivre de la Jamaïque", but I belive this is also a

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