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Hubby Santa Sep 18, 2011 11:13 PM

I bought an herb called zataar at Richter's Herbs this summer; it's like oregano. I only know what I've read about it. Apparently the name also applies to a blend of the herb with sesame seeds as well as sumac.

Is there somewhere in Toronto where I can buy sumac?

Are the berries which grow on sumac trees around here the same stuff? When should they be harvested? How are they processed? (My Moroccan neighbor says the sumac he has seen used was in a powder form).

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  1. letsindulge RE: Hubby Santa Sep 21, 2011 09:18 PM

    Might you have sumac & barberries confused? Both are commonly used in Middle Eastern, Iranian, and Turkish cuisine. Check those ethnic markets.

    1. meatn3 RE: Hubby Santa Sep 22, 2011 08:46 AM

      Here is a link from last year which has some sumac info:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/747204

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