Ginger is great in many dishes and is often seen in Asian cuisine. It is sometimes pickled and eaten as a treat. In the West, we most often use ginger in baking in sweets such as gingerbread, but it can really go great in any kind of dish.
Ginger is a interesting spice with many medicinal and culinary uses. A popular spice over 5000 years ago, it is still popular today and used in the cooking of both Eastern and Western cultures.