Make Your Own Spice Mix

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For those spice mixes that you know you will only use once in a great while, try making your own with spices you probably already have in your pantry.

chinesefivespiceFor example: Chinese Style Five Spice

Mix equal parts (powdered): fennel, anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves.

Now you have incorporated the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking; sweet, sour, bitter, savory and salty.

Look at you now! You’re a chemist. Put it on you resume.

Author: hrh_thechef