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Old 01-09-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
 
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Food Origins

Do you ever wonder the history of certain foods or where they come from? I've always wondered about nutmeg. I think it's comes from a tree in the east indies.. I could be wrong. At least that is what I was told at one time.

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http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Specials...es Recipes.htm

"Their first specific place of origin was in the Banda Islands, Indonesia. Dutch explorers, in particular Van den Broeke and Jan Pieterscoon Coen took away the first batch of nutmegs from there in 1608. Their spread and popularity in Europe was meteoric."
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thanks Digital! I'm sure I could have done a search for it, but I thought it would be a good topic. I'm sure I'm not the only one that wonders about things.

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I agree it is a good topic. Your question interested me enough to look into it myself
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I believe most spices originated in the east indies or india, I know that the vikings brought back cardamom from there and it is used in all baked goods today in scandinavia. It is also a part of madras curry powder. I absolutely love most spices except cumin and anthing realted to it.
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I believe most spices originated in the east indies or india, I know that the vikings brought back cardamom from there and it is used in all baked goods today in scandinavia. It is also a part of madras curry powder. I absolutely love most spices except cumin and anthing realted to it.
I know that cardamom is popular in a lot of swedish baking.
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I absolutely love most spices except cumin and anthing related to it.
I love cumin, but I feel about caraway seeds how you feel about cumin.
Because of them I hate rye bread.

http://www.culinarycafe.com/Spices_Herbs/Cumin.html
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I believe most spices originated in the east indies or india, I know that the vikings brought back cardamom from there and it is used in all baked goods today in scandinavia. It is also a part of madras curry powder. I absolutely love most spices except cumin and anthing realted to it.
I know that cardamom is popular in a lot of swedish baking.
Norwegian, as well, in fact fried fish, in all scandinavian pastries. If you are not familiar with it, it has a grand falvor in foods.
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How about Hoobergrits soup? Anyone ever heard of it? I read somewhere it's a very old-time yiddish soup. It usually has some root vegetables and potato to add substance, and I think even oatmeal to thicken. I know they used oatmeal as a thickener for soups/stews in early war-times of the 20th century. Basically think of whatever was most available to a poor peasant farmer in the Old Country and make a soup out of it.
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