Caraway is used as a seed, dried, ground and whole. Caraway does not harmonize well with other spices, which is why you're better off using it alone. Add caraway to cabbage dishes like sauerkraut or savory dishes like goose and pork, lamb and potatoes. Bread and gingerbread are also often flavored with caraway.
Caraway grows wild in Europe, North Africa, the Near East and India and is one of the oldest European spices. It is cultivated today in Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands.
see Anne Iburg "Dumont little spice encyclopedia", Eggolsheim, Dörfler Verlag GmbH