More Food Trends: Ajwain Seeds

LOVING this latest flavor surge, and I'm spotting it everything from curry dishes, to a savory flavoring for roasted nuts, to a pickling spice for green tomatoes. Just when i thought I'd hit the wall with cumin, curry, or other Indian flavors, along comes ajwain to make me pack up my culinary passport all over again.

Imagine a cross between cumin and thyme, but with an I-can't-quite-put-my-finger-on-it dimension that feels like vacation food close to the equator; exotic and Asian. Seems like a prime contender for the Thanksgiving sausage and pecan stuffing this year to me.

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