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Fresh turmeric root

treestonerivershrub | Apr 8, 2012 10:56 AM

I've come across fresh turmeric on occasion in Kalustyan's & Dual Specialty Store, and have always been drawn to it, but also a little afraid of it.

It kind of looks like small ginger, but with a brilliant, gorgeous golden yellow/orange flesh.

Does anyone have advice on how to use it? Is it worth the extra effort? Even powdered dried turmeric stains hands, dishware, even clothes worn the next day after cooking with it, so I approach the fresh stuff with a measure of hesitation.

Also, has anyone seen it anywhere besides the places I mentioned?

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