Along with cinnamon, allspice and cloves, nutmeg is one of the wonderful, warm spices that make fall recipes so fragrant and delicious. You'll find it in everything from desserts, like apple and pumpkin pie, to savory dishes, like spiced lamb stew, even coffee to cocktails. And let's not forget pasta!
You can buy nutmeg in two forms — convenient pre-ground nutmeg and whole nutmeg. But which one is actually the better buy? And most importantly, which one has the best flavor?