Coriander

What is it? Coriander is the seed of Coriandrum sativum, a plant in the parsley family commonly known as cilantro. The aroma is like a blend of lemon and sage.

Where does it come from? Coriander comes from Morocco and Romania.

What's it's history? Coriander could be one of the first spices used by mankind, having been known as early as 5000 BC. The Old Testament "manna" is described as "white like Coriander Seed." In Exodus 16:31. The Romans spread it throughout Europe.

What do you do with it? Coriander is one of the ingredients of Indian curries, it is also used in making gin, American cigarettes, sausages and has a multitude of uses in Mediterranean cooking.

What we do with it? We generously add it to our blend of Turkish coffee following the example of our Libyan and Moroccan friends. We call the coffee Berber Coffee.

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