This is an oldie, but a goldie:
Pixie from Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia wrote:
Hey Kurma, keep up the good work - your blog is an inspiration. Was wondering if you can help. I was shopping yesterday and bought some annatto seeds from a Philippino store. What are they and what do I do with them?
Hello Pixie. Annatto is used both as a spice and a dyestuff. It may be better known to Mexican and Latin markets as achiote or in the Philippines as atsuwete or achuete.
Here's lots more information, plus a recipe.
Posted by Kurma on 5/10/08; 2:08:00 PM
from the dept.