Cumin is the second most popular spice, right behing black pepper. Even with its status of second popular it has just recently entered the american kitchen. The cultivation of this plant dates back five thousand years to ancient Egypt.
Flavor & Pairing: Pungent and mildly sweet. Cumin blends well with allspice, cardamom, chili, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mustard, paprika, and turmeric.
Culinary Uses: Cumin seed is used to flavor breads, sausage, bean dishes and other foods. Toss toasted whole seeds over soups and stews. It's a delightfully aromatic, pungent spice, so it is best used in small amount to balance out other flavors.
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