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stak | Jul 4, 201507:30 PM     4

Posting this here because it is only in Montreal that I have noticed an apparent confusion between these two spices. To my knowledge, cumin (in french, cumin also) is used often in Mexican and Indian cooking, also Szechuan, I believe. Caraway seed (carvi in French) is seen more in eastern European cooking, and is the spice added to kimmel (rye) bread. I bought a cheese (Gouda?) at PA once that was labeled as containing caraway, but I was quite sure it was cumin. I noticed recently that Fairmount bagels has a "cumin" bagel that I think is actually caraway, and their website says that their all-dressed bagel has cumin, but it is actually caraway. So I am just wondering if this confusion is more widespread than this? Or am I crazy? Or do I not know my cumin from my caraway? Has anyone else noticed it? Could it possibly stem from a translation issue?

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