July 21, 2022
2150 Universal City Blvd
Universal City Public Library
Known as "Queen of Spices" it was first mentioned in ancient Indian texts around 3000 BC. The Greeks and Romans prized it as a perfume and aphrodisiac. Vikings encountered it in the bazaars of Constantinople, and brought it back to Scandinavia, where it first appeared in a cookbook around 1450. All of which explains why cardamom -- the same spice that flavors an Indian curry or chai tea -- can also be found in Swedish cardamon bread and gingerbread cookies.
Carmen Flinn and Susan Ennis will be guides on this adventure. Do you have a cardamom recipe you love? Feel free to bring printed copies to share.
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