Does anyone know where to get fresh currents? I have seen the dried ones…and I am going to assume fresh ones are in season in the summer…but I have never seen them fresh…

and has anyone heard of a spice called cubebs?

I saw them in the grocery store the other day, in one of the those plastic “clamshells” next to the blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Hmmm…I haven’t seem them…but I will keep an eye out then…

what type of currents? i normally find red or balck currents in the greengrocers alongside things like blackberries or strawberries wen in season. I know some supermarkets and health food stores also sell frozen bags of currents year round.

of course in season the bes place to find them is on the bushes :smiley:

I think I’ve only ever seen fresh currants on bushes. That was when we lived in Northern Indiana. I’ll have to watch for them in the grocery store.

I found cubebs via a web search, but I’ve never heard of it.

I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen currants at the store along side the berries. However, I think I saw them at the Whole Foods, so who know how much they wanted for a pint.

Yeah…I have a medieval recipe for rabbit…and those are the two ingredients I would not be able to find easily…shrugs…they are bound to be out there somewhere!

I asked our caterers this weekend about the cubeb.

Funnily enough they are caterers who specialise in medieval food. they said that it was a type of peppercorn. They way they described it was like a cross between black pepper and allspice.

That is VERY helpful…so that is to say…if I wanted to, I could make a mixture of pepper and allspice…?

Now back to the currents…I haven’t seen them at the grocery store ever…what is the season for them?

Currants are ripe in the summer - pretty much all summer long. They make a beautiful clear deep red jelly.

I was wondering if I could just use Ribena…

I just found out that the dry currents aren’t actually currents at all…they are just a small type of grape…