Let's spice it up. Ginger goes sweet and savory, so get inspired with creative cooking ideas from Chowhounds, plus ask your ginger-related questions.

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The "heat" of ginger

by MattLan 7 years ago

I want to make a good, naturally spicy ginger simple syrup. I've tried it a couple times but it never has enough "bite". I simply take about 3-4 thumb-sized pieces (and I have big hands) of fresh g...

ginger is blueish-greenish inside

by luckyfatima 10 years ago

I am really irritated I went to a couple of stores to get ginger and for some reason today everyone had old ginger and I knew it would be fibrous and stringy inside by the way it looked. At the las...

gingersnap crust hard as a rock

by addicted2cake 7 years ago

It's been a while since I baked a pie with a gingersnap crust. Last attempt, my pie crust was soggy. This go round, crust was hard as a rock and stuck to the pan. The crust I was able to get out...

Fresh ginger in cake question

by topeater 7 years ago

I'm making Fresh Ginger Cake by David Lebovitz that I found on Epicurious. It says to peel, slice and chop the ginger very fine with a knife or use a grater. When I've chopped ginger in the past to...

Crystalized vs. Candied Ginger

by Munchmouth 12 years ago

Hi All, Just trying to make a ginger bundt cake here. Recipe calls for crystalized ginger, but I could only find "candied non-crystalized ginger". Do you think it would destroy my cake if I used...

ISO Tips re: Creating a Ginger Frosting

by brooklynsabra 7 years ago

I am CRAZY about ginger and have often wondered if I could come up with a truly gingery frosting I could use to amp up my favorite gingerbread (the fresh gingerbread recipe from the Chow site btw)....

can you replace butter with Crisco shorting in gluten free ginger bread dough.

by sherry70 7 years ago

Hi my name is Sheridan,I live in Australia, I was wondering, can you replace butter with Crisco shortening in gluten free ginger bread dough, as I am running low on butter, and have heaps of Cri...

Gingersnap crust for pumpkin pie?

by bachchick 7 years ago

Has anyone done this? Were there problems? I'm thinking of trying this for thanksgiving- maybe I'll add pecans to the crust. I just hope it doesn't get soggy, though cheese cake doesn't and pumpkin...

Strong Coffee Ginger Chews

by opinionatedchef 7 years ago

I really enjoy the ginger peanut chews sold in little blue rectangular foil at Whole Foods, so i decided to see if i could get them in bulk on the web. Sure enough, The Ginger People sell them as G...

What appliance or gadget for making ginger-garlic paste? Maybe also for grinding whole spices?

by cilucia 7 years ago

Hello! This is an indian-specific question, I suppose. I did search through some prior posts, but didn't quite find an answer. I'm going to write a long post so I can give as much detail as possibl...

Canton Ginger Liqueur

by tatamagouche 15 years ago

Does anyone know if it still exists? I can't find it anywhere anymore...

Peeling ginger

by learning2 9 years ago

Is there an easy way to peel ginger? Seems once I get around the knots and gnarls I don't have much left. I've tried veggie peelers and knives [They turn the ginger red. Blood you know.] Is the...

How do you get ginger juice?

by Slicko Joe 18 years ago

I have a drink recipe calling for fresh juice from ginger root. How do I collect this stuff? I don't have a juicer.... I was thinking of chopping the ginger to a paste in a food processor, but mi...

Speculoos/ Biscoff cookies vs ginger snaps

by hungryann 7 years ago

Please enlighten me on the difference. I know the former are Belgian and Dutch in origin and have patterns on them but is the taste that much different? Maybe ginger snaps have a more pronounced gi...

What to pair with ginger ice cream?

by QueenB 14 years ago

I made some ginger ice cream this weekend (both infused with ginger, and with chopped crystallized ginger in it). It's a bit too strong and spicy for me to eat on it's own. Any ideas of what wo...

Must I Peel the Ginger?

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by Jim Leff 14 years ago

Is it always necessary to peel ginger before grating it (for cooking)? It's such a pain...

HOW DO I MAKE Galangal (GINGER) wine

by lockit1978 11 years ago

hi everyone im trying to find a recipe for Galangal wine does anyone have any idears would really appeciate any help thanks

Burmese Ginger Salad recipe?

by ninrn 7 years ago

Does anyone have a really good, authentic recipe for Burmese Ginger Salad, or Jin Thoke? The one posted on Chow seems to be missing something -- not sure what.