[Sca-cooks] ras al-hanout

galefridus at optimum.net galefridus at optimum.net
Wed Dec 28 19:23:53 PST 2011

It's a Middle Eastern/North African spice mix typically containing a dozen or so herbs and spices and used as the primary seasoning in that part if the world. The phrase "ras al-hanout" literally means "head of the shop" and is understood to mean "our best spice mix." Most modern versions contain new world ingredients like allspice or some kind of capsicum derivative, so a strictly old world version of it is a real find.

-- Galefridus

> Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:54:12 -0600
> From: Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> To: SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] ras al-hanout
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> <<< Got a brass spice grinder, some ras al-hanout with 100% old-world  
> ingredients, and a new digital camera. I got my wife a Superpeel to  
> aid her in her bread baking experiments.
> -- Galefridus >>>
> What is "ras al-hanout"?
> Stefan
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