Impressive family tree! This great tuber belongs to the ginger family together with galangal and turmeric. Hotness runs in the family. It’s also not surprising that ginger makes it big especially in Asian cuisine. The curry buddy is also a spicy contrast to sweet foods.
This cosmopolitan spice must not be missing in Asian and Latin American or Caribbean cuisine. Mildly spicy with a fruity aroma of lime and lemon, it is now also on everyone’s lips in Europe. In addition to its classic use in cooking, it is also a versatile ingredient in baking. Experimenting permitted!