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Mace by Any Other Name

Nick MalgieriComment

A reader has asked: I’m trying to make an old Spanish recipe, but one of the ingredients has me stumped. It translates literally as “flower of nutmeg.” Any idea what this might be?

A: I can only guess that it must be mace, the lacy outer covering of the nutmeg, removed and sold separately in both whole and ground forms.