GINGER has long been the subject of fable and literature. It is now grown and used all over the world. The flavour of ginger is penetrating and aromatic, its taste is spicy, hot, lemony and slightly sweet. It is used in both savoury and sweet cooking, and is an essential ingredient in French QUATRE EPICES and British BAKING SPICE, as well as a multitude of other blends. Ginger is found in most Asian and Indian cuisines, making an appearance in curries, soups, stews, and with most meat and fish.