Spice Trade — pistachio

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

Market Update: Pistachio, Walnut, Cassia, Star Anise

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COVID-19 is still affecting the supplies of all Indian Spices - India was in a 90 day lockdown, which has only recently been lifted for most of the country. Parts of the country still have heavily restricted movement, and a huge backlog of operations is causing a slowdown while the country plays catchup. Indian spices are essential in most of the world's cooking (think cumin, coriander, black pepper, fennel)... these spices have widespread use from european to south american and also chinese cooking. Pistachio and Walnut prices are finally starting to drop and our catalogues have been updated. We expect some more drops to come in...

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Market Update: Pistachio, Cinnamon, Kampot Pepper

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Cinnamon (Cassia) prices have climbed tremendously in the last 2 months. Farmers claim very heavy rains leading to a lot of barks getting moulded. Due to low prices in recent few years, crop were also reduced. Pistachio prices have risen dramatically in the last 2 weeks. This appears to be general supply / demand issue and we expect it to be corrected back to normal in the coming few months. Kampot Peppercorn prices are gradually dropping. As the pepper gets more famous, more farmers have started getting licenses to grow this in the special Kampot region of Cambodia, and prices are slowly starting...

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Mliako S Oriz (Bulgarian Rice Pudding) recipe

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Mliako S Oriz is the Bulgarian version of Rice Pudding, a real treat during the summer heat. From our experience, we’ve seen that some form of rice and milk pudding exists in almost every culture. It’s fascinating to see how different cultures use different ingredients to create new flavour profiles for preparing something that is almost the same, but altogether very different. Unlike most rice puddings, this one is boiled first and then left to cool. Some people also prefer to chill in the fridge and eat it cold – it tastes much better this way. Of course, eating hot...

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