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cinq parfums

five Chinese spices

ive-spice powder (Sichuan peppercorn, cloves, cinannom, fennel seeds, and star anise

Available in most French supermarkets are jars of cinq parfums (or cinq épices) en poudre (powdered)—star anise, fennel seeds, Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and cloves.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Tim Sackton