Moroccan-Style Fruitcake with Apricots, Dates and Figs by Hedy Goldsmith. (All about Cardamon by Faim d'épices - Marrakech)

Cardamon

All about Cardamon     Cardamom likes rain, shade and altitude. It enjoys the mountains between five hundred and fifteen hundred meters in the mountains of Kerala, whose cardamom are native, and where they still exist in the wild, they form groves with large leaves.   To grow them, just replant a piece of rhizome.…

Gingembre. (Faim d'épices, Marrakech)

Ginger

All about Ginger     All about Ginger in the kitchen, delicacies, health and beauty… Ginger is a reed-like perennial herb whose stems, fifty centimeters to one and a half meters high, are covered with scales-like leaves. The stems end in a very decorative floral stalk, the flowers resemble green orchids, stained with purple. Ginger…

Cannelle moulue

Cinnamon

  Ceylon cinnamon is taken from the bark of an evergreen tree belonging, like the camphor tree, to the laurel family. The Ceylon cinnamon is cultivated in southern India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Java, Indonesia, the West Indies, French Guiana and Brazil. Before the nineteenth century, cinnamon was taken from the wild trees of Sri Lanka.…

Open garlic bulb - Faim d'épices

Garlic

  Garlic is a herbaceous, bulbous and perennial plant with a large number of leaves that engulf the bottom of the stem. It measures 5 to 12 cm in height normally, with a spacing of 10 cm. The inflorescence is wrapped with a spathe in one piece falling rather quickly. The flowers are grouped in…

Ras-el-Hanout Spices (Faim d'épices Marrakesh)

Ras El Hanout

What is Ras-El-Hanout?   They are a set of ground and mixed spices that give Ras El Hanout.           Ras El Hanout is used in the preparation of Mrouzia tajine. All these spices are obviously washed, dried and ground. They are found on sale in all the souks selling spices, either…