In many parts of the world, spice blends are the hallmark of distinctive regional cuisines. In my pantry, I keep many spice blends, including ras-el hanout, baharat, and the one I use most often, chili powder.
Which of the following ingredients is common to four-spice (French), five-spice (Chinese), and seven-spice (Japanese)?
3. Black pepper
4. None of the above
Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have these ingredients in your pantry.
[Last week's answer: Cashews are native to Brazil, though cultivated now in India and other countries. The other statements are true.]
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