Item #: 54207. description: tumeric powder (l) nghe.�size: 12 x 16 oz (454g).�turmeric.�sale by box (case). There is almost always a sweet basil plant in a pot at or near the doorway. anyone know of the turmeric levels in false mexican azafran? We’re drifting a bit here, but a couple of things: There they ware used by the indentured labourers that arrived after abolition of slavery (July 1, 1863 for Surinam). It seems as though each city goes through an evolution based on the immigrant population that decide to open restaurants and from the first Pho restaurant back in 1994 near the University of Washington campus to Pho restaurants numbering in the hundreds now around the Seattle area, this is just one example of how Seattle is taking in all that Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. There is a mountain of evidence indicating travel and communication between nations well before recorded history claims. The vegetable vendors at the Friday tianguis where I shop (Av. Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. Hope it is not too late to leave this comment. –look around at the entryways to small businesses. That confirms my view that it is widely available in Mexico. We are seeing a return to local food that is cooked from scratch here in Seattle but Fresh turmeric, like ginger, is available in grocery stores. There is no entry for it (or for turmeric) in the first edition of Ricardo Muñoz’s magisterial Diccionario enciclopédico de la gastronomía mexicana. The predominant sauté spices are onion and garlic, especially in the Tagalog regions (we use way more garlic than our neighbors I believe). The biggest evidence in language and in edible/medicinal plants.. Tom, fascinating. I have to do a final roundup post on ginger and turmeric and the Filipino link is so crucial. And were they part of the Columbian Exchange? I have never seen ginger in Mexico (but am not at all well traveled there, have only been to coastal resort type areas) but more importantly I had never seen it called for in a Mexican recipe until I came across the recipe for Birria de Res that I am staring at now and that caused me to search online, thus finding your page. Turmeric (cúrcuma, in Spanish) is always available at most Mexico City supermarkets, as well as at enclosed markets and neighborhood tianguis. I can consistently find fresh ginger at a couple of stalls in the Pátzcuaro municipal mercado. My wife is indigenous to Ecuador.. they grow turmeric and ginger and have been using these plants for hundreds of years…. The plant is a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, that requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. I bought a big piece for Chinese cooking, of which I do quite a bit. Since then I have gotten rid of worst case of GERD, have not had any cold and fever during the last 3 years and have gotten much stronger (though I am going through a personal life crisis that no one could imagine). These I did not consider because they come in the herb rather than the spice category. I had a query this week that I am throwing open to everyone: how, if at all, are ginger and turmeric used in Latin America? I have heard that it is possible to boil the roots, dry them, and grind them, but…. Ginger and Turmeric in Latin America? $1,53: 2,88%: 100% ORGANIC TURMERIC -TUMERIC- ROOT POWDER INDIAN SAFFRON SPICE CURCUMA LONGA: $12,62: 2,88%: 50g PURE BULK TURMERIC ROOT POWDER - CURCUMA LONGA CURCUMIN GROUND TUMERIC FREE: $2,83: 2,88%: ORGANIC Turmeric + Black Pepper Capsules: Piperine and … Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Lots of other uses, of course. thanks. Marjoram? Vendors insist that it is actually azafrán (saffron), and supermarket shelf labels give it that name as well. So glad that your experience bears out my own intuitions. Yes, ginger is used in Mexico. Furthermore, they have names for these plants ingrained in their language(Shuar), indicating that they were introduced well before heavy Spanish settlement.. I’ve read the marigold petal story too though a quick google did not bring up confirmation. Whoops, Cristina, how did I miss your comment? More confirmation of its widespread use in Mexican communities. Do you know if it is used in moles etc in Morelia? For what the false saffron is concerned, I read that Mexico is one of the largest producers of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L), THE cheap saffron substitute. I found and bought ground turmeric at Bonanza, in San Miguel. Anyway, sorry for my long-winded reply. The spices you mention are all much in use in the Guyanas and many islands (Trinidad, Curacao, certainly Jamaica…), as I witnessed during my years in Suriname. I don’t remember seeing ground ginger. I’m not sure about the genealogy of the oregano/marjoram family though I think it is complicated. No, turmeric is not used for home-made Mexican dishes. Plants are gathered each year for their rhizomes, some for propagation in the following season and some for consumption. Interesting. He does not say but after finding your page I am feeling more confident about giving this recipe a try! Not If You Take Food Processing Into Account. I wondered if it was an example of the author being influenced by his new home or if he possibly could have made it with ginger in Mexico (he grew up in Puebla–Felipe Fuentes Cruz of London’s Benito’s Hat, in his book Real Mexican Food). Check new suppliers of turmeric in Mexico. (La Libertad?) Parsley is, I think, used mainly in European-style dishes. One excellent Mexican cook in Guanajuato told me his mother used ginger in salsas to provide “otro estilo de picante” (a different kind of piquancy). So excited to find this page. Thanks for this, Olga. I use it in soups, carne guisada, tamales and rice dishes. Organic kombucha tea drink turmeric mango ginger, Get List of Turmeric Importers in Iliana de la Vega, the well-known chef at El Naranjo in Austin, Texas and expert on Mexican cuisine, tells me that ginger is used in a number of moles, the most complex of Mexican sauces, in Oaxaca and a particular mole in Querétaro in central Mexico. The Philippines uses comparatively few gingers than its neighbors, despite the great diversity in the family (save for plain ginger, which is fairly common). Galangal is very abundant but hardly used (I’ve only seen it as a vinegar or fish paste complement so far). Farming or Gardening? First they came from China and India, later from Java. Ginger is a staple is used in coconut milk dishes and chicken and fish dishes and soups. Iliana de la Vega confirms my impression that in Mexico turmeric is used for coloring (competing with annatto and saffron) and that it is used medicinally.I don’t remember ever seeing dried ground turmeric, nor do … Thyme? By the way, if you are interested in the globalization of Mexican food or if you are living in Europe and want to make Mexican dishes, Tlazoteotl, has a great list of mail order sources in Spain, Italy, Germany, and Austria on the home page. it will be interesting to see how far it goes. I look forward to reading more and hopefully many great exchanges. So glad it was helpful. Anise is very widely used, particularly in baked goods.