ginger · lavender · citrus · sweet · mint
Cardamom is commonly referred to as the “Queen of Spices”. It belongs to the brother Zingiberaceae or ginger family. Cardamom’s complex flavor is difficult to describe: part nostril-widening menthol, part dew-drenched flower, part honeyed syrup. There’s nothing muted about cardamom, so when used in all but cautious amounts it will command whatever it’s matched with. Used appropriately, it boosts sweet and savory dishes, adding layers of flavor that stay lingering in the palette for an entire meal.