Have you ever heard of/ used grains of paradise?

Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Apparently Alton Brown likes to use it for cooking, but I've never hear of it before. I have realised that my own choice of cooking of herbs and spices is rather limited. Is is usually one or a combination of: black pepper, bay leaf,cayenne pepper and coriander. What do you usually season your food with?
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Yes.
married with children , Wicked Wahine , Kristi :) , bog , MeliPixie , Real or memorex
6  (35%)
No.
GONE! , GirlOnGirl , Woman China , dawnkye , TJax , Lavendar , rosythorn , breebree , The Vixen , Lildrummrgurl7 , Eugler
11  (65%)
Total votes: 17
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Contributor: married with children married with children
I have heard of it, but have never used it my self.
03/30/2013
Contributor: Kristi :) Kristi :)
Funny. I have heard Alton Brown talk about it too. I have never tried it myself, least that I know of.

There's a great online spice store Wicked Wahine told me about where you can buy it. Call her back here!! She didn't say anything!!! She knows stuff and she's holding out!! hehe

SpicesForLess

If you try it, let us know!! Also thank Wicked Wahine, she may have other web sites to share.
03/31/2013
Contributor: bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
Apparently Alton Brown likes to use it for cooking, but I've never hear of it before. I have realised that my own choice of cooking of herbs and spices is rather limited. Is is usually one or a combination of: black pepper, bay leaf,cayenne ...
My new pepper grinder has a blend of grains of paradise with red, white, and black peppercorns. I'm not sure I can taste the difference between this pepper blend and any other. Its flavor must be very subtle compared with pepper.
03/31/2013
Contributor: GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I've never heard of it before.
03/31/2013
Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Quote:
Originally posted by Kristi :)
Funny. I have heard Alton Brown talk about it too. I have never tried it myself, least that I know of.

There's a great online spice store Wicked Wahine told me about where you can buy it. Call her back here!! She didn't say ...
Thanks for the link, but I live in Australia .
03/31/2013
Contributor: Woman China Woman China
I usually just add garlic and pepper... that's about it.
03/31/2013
Contributor: dawnkye dawnkye
I've never heard of it. But if Alton Brown likes then I'm going to check it out!
03/31/2013
Contributor: TJax TJax
I use many spices when i'm cooking, never heard of this. Sounds like research is necessary
03/31/2013
Contributor: Lavendar Lavendar
Never heard of this
03/31/2013
Contributor: rosythorn rosythorn
Never heard of it, But I use black pepper and paprika in just about everything!
03/31/2013
Contributor: breebree breebree
Ive never heard of it. I like the name
03/31/2013
Contributor: The Vixen The Vixen
I'd never heard of this before, but I'm curious about it now.
04/01/2013
Contributor: Real or memorex Real or memorex
I have had food cooked with them but have not used them myself.
05/22/2013
Contributor: sunflower sunflower
No I haven't heard of it but I trust Alton Brown's judgement. Used to love watching him on tv!

I LOVE Penzeys Spices. You can order them online. I like putting Foxpoint on everything, especially in vegetables or eggs. Forward is my second favorite. It adds kick but it isn't spicy? I really hate super spicy stuff but I LOVE Forward. I put it on mac and cheese sometimes too. Arizona Dreaming is the other one that I have and I put it on brown rice with soy sauce and it is great. Google Penzeys if you haven't already, I'm serious!
05/23/2013