Discovering Bishops Weed

Leni Fried of Cummington, MA writes:

Do any of you know of the plant Bishops Weed also known as Goutweed or Ground Elder? I have spent many an hour routing it out or covering it. It’s overly enthusiastic and quite invasive. I researched it yesterday to see if it is edible. It turns out the roots, leaves and seeds are edible! The seeds are prized in Indian cooking and are known as Carom Seeds. They are also used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.

Here is a link for Bishops Weed greek pie over at nami-nami. Keep me posted if anyone has tried using it and any recipes!

1 Comment

  1. September 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I have raised “Bishop’s Weed” (Trachispermum ammi) and have
    written an article on it. It is closely related to the seed spices
    caraway, coriander, anise, and (I believe) cumin, but has a
    haunting flavor all its own. Seed is commercially available. A
    colleague from India provided recipes–including a topping for
    pizza or commercial biscuits.


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