Caraway is the seed you taste in Rye bread. A small crescent-shaped seed, similar to cumin seed, caraway seeds have a pungent and distinct, slightly bitter flavour, reminiscent of lemons and anise. Caraway is one of the oldest spices. It was initially brought to Britain by the Romans. Now, Caraway seeds are frequently found in German, Austrian and Eastern European cooking where they are added to rye bread, used to flavour sauerkraut, and are also found in goulash soups and pork based stews.