Friday, February 19, 2010

Impulse Food Purchase of the Day

Kili pepper. Whole pods in a cute tin. 31g for $7. I will be sure to post about whatever I use this for. It's not at all related to Piper nigrum or Piper longum. Its scientific name is Xylopia aethiopica. Grains of Paradise are in the same genus; both are in the family Annonaceae. Annonaceae is one of those families toward which I have a mental block. I always forget what is in it, aside from some foods, and what it's related to. It's not connected to its botanical relatives in my mind, just "that family with some edible fruits in it."

I can't even tell you the name of the store where I made this purchase. I forgot. It was in Portland somewhere on the West side of the river!

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