Spice Trade — sumac

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Recipe: Sumac fries!

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Sumac is a spice staple for anyone who likes to cook with middle eastern flavours, but it doesn’t have to be restricted to just that. Sumac is a tart, sour, salty spice grown in turkey and other parts of the mediterranean. It’s almost always used ground, and pairs deliciously with breads and salads much like a good aged vinegar. Here’s a really simple way to see the wonders of Sumac on a truly humble food: the potato. photo: Whitney Recipe: Sumac Oven Fries Servings: 2 Ingredients– 4 medium-sized russet potatoes– 1 tablespoon olive oil– 3 garlic cloves, minced finely– 1/2 tsp...

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Cooking with Sumac! Zaatar (Recipe)

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Sumac is one of those elusive spices that most people could easily go a lifetime without noticing. Yet, the moment someone is introduced to it, they will always keep wanting more of it. Sumac is a spice with an extremely unique taste – very citrusy, which we liken to lime and berries. The best variety we’ve uncovered thus far comes from Lebanon, arguably one of the biggest consumers. It’s also a country that has a long-standing history with Sumac. You can read more about Sumac here, for now let’s discuss cooking! Sumac can be used in a variety of ways, and...

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