- From Spanish epazote, from Classical Nahuatl epazōtl. (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Nahuatl epazotl : epatl, skunk + tzotl, filth (from its smell). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And all over the country, epazote is favored for flavoring beans.”
“I could cook a pot of beans alongside her, snip the same fresh oregano or epazote from the back garden, add the same amount of salt at the same time she did and cook them the same amount of time.”
“Yes, Tio, epazote is often cooked with beans ... so Señor Google also informs.”
“Considered indispensable in cooking black beans, epazote is also unsurpassed in quesadillas and in many mushroom dishes.”
“Actually, fresh epazote is not only used in some delicous Mexican dishes .. but it's also useful medicinally.”
“We are growing epazote we found at GG's since epazote is hard to find in local markets in Jalisco.”
“Pulque fermented with ancho chiles and epazote is called chiloctli, and though it sounds like it would make a good marinade, it is a ritual drink at family occasions.”
“Interestingly, dried epazote is readily available in just about every small latino grocery in Northern California.”
“Alteño, YOU may be surprised to learn that epazote is also used in the cusine of southern Mexico.”
“The English name for epazote is wormweed, and it grows like a weed.”
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"Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl, that which pleases the ear, from nahua-, audible, intelligent, clear."
- etymology from The American Heritage Dictionary
That extra something that makes the dish pop.
With the odd seasoning that isn't strictly an herb or spice.
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