Grains of Paradise

Appears in
A Whisper of Cardamom

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2024

  • About
Why love it
West African seeds from the ginger family (like cardamom). They were popular in Medieval Europe for spicing wine and beer with their light, peppery heat and fruity-floral undertones.
Match with

Sweet fruit: apple, pear, stone fruit, strawberry

Tart fruit: lemon, orange

Spice & herb: black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, allspice

Sweet: brown sugar, honey

Extract the flavour
Fat or alcohol is needed to bring out the best from the flavour compounds. Try infusing cracked seeds in butter.