Try something new! Our featured spice for the month of November is Allspice. You’re welcome to pick up a Spice Club kit beginning Wednesday November 1st at 9am. The kit will contain:
- a sample of the spice
- recipe cards
- history of the spice
- a list of cookbooks you can check out from the library
Spice Club kits go fast! Unable to make it in time to grab one of your own? Try out a recipe! The four recipes included in the kit are linked below.
Allspice Quick Facts
- Allspice is native to the West Indies and Central America
- The source of the highly aromatic spice is the berries of a tropical evergreen tree
- Allspice gained it’s name “because the flavor of the dried berry resembles the combination of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg” (from Britannica School)
- The spice is widely used in baking
- Early Spanish explorers called the spice pimenta because they mistakenly thought it was pepper
- The earliest record allspice imports to Europe is in 1601
- The allspice tree grows to about 30 feet tall
- The allspice fruit are picked before they are fully ripe and are dried in the sun; during this process, they will turn from green to a dull reddish-brown
Questions about Spice Club? Contact Ashley at 315-785-7714 or send her an email.