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quatre épices

the big four, or sometimes five

quatre epices

Cinnamon, dried ginger, ground cloves and nutmeg make up this popular four spice combo. Or coriander, caraway, pepper, cloves and nutmeg. Every ready-made brand seems to have its own idea.

Quatre épices is also another word for piment de la Jamaïque—allspice.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Open Food Facts