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Grains of paradise

amelie1980 Nov 25, 2009 02:12 PM

I'm now asking for a friend (to impress her with the ressourfulness of this board's community): Where can one find grains of paradise in Montreal? They're called "maniguette", "grains de paradis" or "poivre de paradis" in French. Épicesdecru.com doesn't seem to carry any. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks! :)

  1. carswell Nov 25, 2009 04:28 PM

    Am 99% sure I've bought them at Olives et Épices (or maybe La Dépense) at the Jean Talon Market. Just because it's not on the Épices de cru website doesn't mean it's not in the store. You can always give them a shout and ask: 514 271-0001.

    1. TheSnowpea Nov 25, 2009 05:32 PM

      plotting a ras al hanout? I've always wondered where to get grains of paradise.

      Let us know if you find any at Olives & Épices!

      1. sinjawns Nov 26, 2009 03:04 AM

        Another name for them is guinea pepper. Épices du cru sells them still in the pods (on-line and at JTM); a bit of work to fish them out.

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        1. re: sinjawns
          amelie1980 Nov 26, 2009 04:38 AM

          Oh wow, thanks so much! I had totally missed that. :)

        2. sinjawns Nov 26, 2009 03:09 PM

          For some reason the mods moved the rest of this discussion without providing the link, so here it is: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/669958

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