Ginger isn’t just for sushi and holiday cookies. The celebrated rhizome offers sweet spiciness, tangy freshness and a mellow warmth to foods of all kinds, making it the perfect addition to your autumn menu. Ready to get creative?
On the Menu
Where ginger takes root, bold flavor follows.
Steamed Pork Dumplings: Napa cabbage, scallions, ginger and sweet chili-soy sauce.
324 State St.
The ginger vinaigrette on the Billy Jean salad is an inspiring idea to keep in your own recipe file; Vessel also spices its pulled pork with serrano pepper and ginger.
905 E. 900 South
Takashi’s Okinawan Noodle Soup garnishes a rich broth with egg noodles, pork belly, sliced scallions and pickled ginger.
18 W. Market St.
A great post-beer sweet: Two ginger snaps with vanilla ice cream to soothe the spice.
645 S. State St.
Ginger has always been used as a medicine—eagerly taken because it tastes so good. The list of benefits is long. Let’s just say right here that Utah Style & Design neither promotes or promises relief from using ginger medicinally.
- Relieves air, sea or carsickness, morning sickness—nausea or an unsettled stomach in general.
- Ayurvedic medicine claims ginger boosts the immune system.
- Rub ginger on the skin as a mild analgesic.
- Eat ginger to aid circulation.
- Helps calm cold symptoms by acting as an expectorant.
- Acts as an anti-spasmodic, relieving menstrual cramps.
- Like aspirin, lowers body temperature.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties which may ease arthritic pain.
For a sweet recipe, try gingerbread cake.