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Crycket
02-20-2009, 08:07 PM
Does anyone know where to get fresh currents? I have seen the dried ones...and I am going to assume fresh ones are in season in the summer...but I have never seen them fresh....

and has anyone heard of a spice called cubebs?

figaro
02-20-2009, 08:09 PM
I saw them in the grocery store the other day, in one of the those plastic "clamshells" next to the blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Crycket
02-21-2009, 12:15 AM
Hmmm....I haven't seem them...but I will keep an eye out then.....

tarrentella
02-22-2009, 02:57 PM
what type of currents? i normally find red or balck currents in the greengrocers alongside things like blackberries or strawberries wen in season. I know some supermarkets and health food stores also sell frozen bags of currents year round.

of course in season the bes place to find them is on the bushes :D

cftwo
02-23-2009, 05:06 PM
I think I've only ever seen fresh currants on bushes. That was when we lived in Northern Indiana. I'll have to watch for them in the grocery store.

I found cubebs via a web search, but I've never heard of it.

cdjack
02-23-2009, 07:17 PM
I'm pretty sure that I've seen currants at the store along side the berries. However, I think I saw them at the Whole Foods, so who know how much they wanted for a pint.

Crycket
02-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Yeah...I have a medieval recipe for rabbit...and those are the two ingredients I would not be able to find easily....*shrugs*...they are bound to be out there somewhere!

tarrentella
02-25-2009, 10:00 AM
I asked our caterers this weekend about the cubeb.

Funnily enough they are caterers who specialise in medieval food. they said that it was a type of peppercorn. They way they described it was like a cross between black pepper and allspice.

Crycket
02-25-2009, 06:32 PM
That is VERY helpful....so that is to say...if I wanted to, I could make a mixture of pepper and allspice...?

Now back to the currents...I haven't seen them at the grocery store ever....what is the season for them?

cftwo
02-26-2009, 01:55 PM
Currants are ripe in the summer - pretty much all summer long. They make a beautiful clear deep red jelly.

http://www.foodtv.ca/content/recipes/ContentDetail.aspx?ContentId=2617&Category=Recipes

Crycket
02-26-2009, 07:37 PM
I was wondering if I could just use Ribena....

I just found out that the dry currents aren't actually currents at all...they are just a small type of grape...