Funny, it wasn’t until recently that allspice became incorporated into Mexican local cuisine. Allspice has been grown in Mexico since the 1600’s but was seen as an exotic and expensive spice for export.
The english name allspice comes from its aroma, which smells like “all the spices” with hints of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Allspice is grown in the tropical climates of Veracruz, Tabasco and in the Sierra area of Puebla, where the same mountain vapor helps the growth of coffee.
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Hola….gracias por compartirnos tus recetas y métodos! Soy alérgica a la almendra y al cacahuate…y de verdad me encanta el mole (no picoso!) pero no puedo comerlo. Alguna idea de con que ingredientes puedo substituir las almendras y los cacahuates?
Hola Malena! Imagino que hablas del tradicional mole poblano, que tal si te animas con esta otra receta que tiene una salsa de nuez tipo mole? Queda delicioso, ojala te guste 😉 https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/es/pollo-con-salsa-de-nuez-y-chile-ancho/
Siempre pense que la pimienta gorda era lo mismo que la pimienta blanca!😁
🙂 🙂 Que bueno que te quitaste la duda Patricia!
I have used allspice in my pepper grinder before–it lines up with your comment that allspice goes well with chiles. It gives black pepper and peppercorn mixes an interesting aroma.
Absolutely Clare, thanks for sharing 😉
I am curious whether allspice is ever used in any sweet recipes in Mexico (desserts,cookies…)or in savory ones only?
In both! Sweet AND savory and in all kinds of foods and even drinks…
i love your show and have learned much and enjoyed much.I live in TEXAS and have many mexicain friends and daughter inlaw and two handsome grandchilderen that are mexicain american an daughter in law is staff srgt. in air force. i am making the jamaica water now and hope its what everyone remembers its like everyone loves it but has no idea how to make it an i am makeing double batch of concentrate. I didn’t know why my beans came out hard some time an i now know fr5om u that i add seasonig after their cooked thanks, after 50 yrs of doing it wrong.my god bless u an your fine looking boys thks again
Hola Margaret, Thank you so much for watching and for the kind words! Your comment about the beans made me laugh…I’m glad I was able to give you a few pointers to help them turn out better.