Ras el hanout

Ras el hanout is a spice blend used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Recipes for Ras el hanout—which translates to “head of the shop” or “top shelf” in Arabic, indicating that it features the best of the spice shop—vary from blend to blend. Still, most mixes include black pepper, cardamom, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, turmeric, and nutmeg. North African purists – yes, they exist – consider Ras el hanout’s kitchen – sink approach a somewhat lazy route to flavour, which is exactly what is needed in our busy lives and why we love it. Its intriguing combination […]

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