Carda yo mamma
If we believe the L.A. Times food section, cardamom is the new black and can be indiscriminately used in place of cinnamon.
A story about cardamom in holiday baking that doesn’t mention Scandinavia until the fourth paragraph ought not to be trusted, but I occasionally have faith in the basic human urges that produce wacky food trends. I put cardamom on my candied yams. It wasn’t a complete disaster, but the cardamom somehow managed to bowl over both yam and nutmeg flavors on the way across my tongue. It was like getting Vegas-style blinky Christmas lights when you were expecting a small arrangement of evergreen boughs.
I suppose the moral of the story is to use a measuring spoon. Meh.