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Old 10-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #11
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Ginger is a great combination with turmeric. One enhances the other nicely.
Interesting--I just read that turmeric is actually in the ginger family. So it makes sense that they would go together. Thanks!

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:13 PM   #12
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You can buy turmeric in capsule form at health food stores and pharmacies. I took it for a while, but didn't buy anymore when the bottle was empty.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #13
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Another herb that people use to fake saffron is safflower (or at least that's what my mother-in-law called it). It even sort of looked like saffron if you used your imagination! She used to send a jar of it to me every year. I can't remember what the flower looked like, I think sort of like a dandelion with dark yellow to orange. But it would give the yellow color you expect of saffron (but not much flavor at all).
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #14
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Safflower Flower: Information from Answers.com
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:35 PM   #15
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Other than coloring dishes (and btw, which dishes?) what does this do flavor-wise?

How is color/taste different from Saffron?

Our family makes a sandwich slaw for pulled pork BBQ sandwiches that is turmeric heavy. It really makes the BBQ. mix up miracle whip, a little sugar and turmeric... enough so the slaw is pretty yellow... put ON the sandwich.....
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