Caraway originated in Europe and spread around North America in colonial herb gardens. It adapted to its new environs quickly and now grows wild in many regions of Quebec.
Wild caraway is considerably more complex and robust than in the farmed variety, so its generally used in smaller doses. It goes great with game, cabbage (sauerkraut, for example) or potatoes. It’s also a great way to kick up a soup or grilled vegetables.
Our wild caraway is hand harvested by the team at Gaspésie sauvage. The seed pods are dried, then beaten to release the precious spice.