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Old 02-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Currents...
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?
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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I saw them in the grocery store the other day, in one of the those plastic "clamshells" next to the blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
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Hmmm....I haven't seem them...but I will keep an eye out then.....
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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?
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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...tegory=Recipes
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