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June 14, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #91

Baharat.

What's in a Name?

Baharat, a blend of spices that includes cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and black peppercorns, is also sold under one of the following names. Which name is it?

1. Ras el-hanout.
2. Arabic spice.
3. Shish kabob spice.
4. Tunisian spice.

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Garlic, and plenty of it, is the common denominator in the three sauces.]

You can find many of the answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

Comments

Stumped again....but going with D....Tunisian Spice. Even if this is incorrect, it is a spice mix that I want to cook with

Pretty sure it is Ras el-hanout, which I think means something like "house seasoning." And I do have this in my pantry!

Baharat is an Arabic Spice(7 Spices) including Black Pepper, Paprika, Cloves, Cumin, Nutmeg, Cardamom and Red Pepper. No, I don't have this in my pantry.

I think it's Res el-honout. Don't have in the pantry but that combination of spices sounds like something I would like.

Ras el-hanout. I do not have some in my pantry. I believe, like garam masala it signifies best house blend.

Baharat is associated with the Gulf states, so Arabic spice sounds right. Ras el Hanout can have very similar ingredients, but it's more connected with Moroccan - 'head of the shop.' Adriana's Spice Caravan, by Adriana and Rochelle Zabarkes, has recipes for 2 versions of Baharat, a 17 ingredient version of Ras el Hanout, Kabsa from Saudi Arabia, and more. If you make them from whole spices, they're amazing! (Well, at least the ones I've tried.)

Baharat is Arabic for spice so I am guessing Arabic spice.

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