Nutmeg, a lightly sweet spice, is perfect for desserts, but is also widely used as a seasoning in Asian, European and Middle Eastern dishes. It enhances the flavor of buttery shortbread, and provides unexpected warmth to meats like lamb chops and porchettaporchetta. For a healthy dessert, these nutmeg-banana muffins with vanilla extract, homemade date syrup and rich chocolate ganache are especially delicious. Whether you're looking for something savory or sweet, find it in Food & Wine's guide to nutmeg.

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Explore the many possibilities of cooking with nutmeg, from main dishes to side dishes and, of course, dessert. Recipes include seared spiced duck breasts, sugar-and-spice-roasted squash, chewy sugar cookies and much more.