The varied forms of cardamom and “false” cardamom include, from bottom to top, ground and whole green pods, husked seeds, pods of a Chinese medicinal cardamom, white pods, grains of paradise, pods and seeds of Ethiopian cardamom, and black pods.
A rare blooming of the author’s 6-foot cardamom plant caught her by surprise. Expecting the white-and-violet flowers of Elettaria cardamomum, she discovered that the plant on her patio more likely belongs to a different genus altogether.
The complex yet delicate flavor of cardamom turns Roast Pork with Pears and Basmati Rice Pilaf into a feast.
Capture the flavor of a Scandinavian Christmas with the rich taste of Glogg and Kaffekage.
A widely held belief is that cardamom will give your mouth a fresh, clean taste. In fact, cardamom remains an element of the Indian after-dinner ritual of chewing spices to stimulate digestion and freshen breath.