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6 DIY Spice Mixes from Around the World

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2. Chinese Five Spice

2 tbsp anise seed
2 tbsp fennel seed
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp whole cloves
2 tbsp whole peppercorns


1. Grind the spices together in a spice grinder.

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Try it in this Chinese Five Spice Tofu Atop Seasonal Vegetables or Emeril’s Beer and Five Spice Wings.

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8:17AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Awesome, thanks!!

7:45AM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

great article! saved in my bookmarks.

10:18AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

thank you so much for this article....i want to make my own spice mixes

7:49AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

thanks for these recipes!

11:33AM PDT on Jun 16, 2011


7:13PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Wow, stimulating article! Of course, the right spices make a world of difference. We are growing some of our own herbs. I love lavender; but never knew it as a spice before this reading. Now I HAVE to read the linked article: A Synthetic Marijuana Called Spice! Life is all about catching experiences especially food related ones & eating them up!!! Yum! Yum! Bon appetite!

6:50PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

Thanks for the recipe ideas.

8:39PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thank-you for the informative article. Great for those who cook.

2:20PM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Useful information.

11:31AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Thank you for the article! I even wrote some of the spices down for future reference!

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