Sometimes we get used to cooking with certain spices, but every now and then its good to break out of our normal culinary box and embark on a culinary adventure by trying a new spice or spice blend. You will be amazed at how much excitement can happen in the kitchen!
Take for example, ras el hanout,some of you may have heard about this exquisite spice blend and some of you might have even used it, but if you haven't, then you are in for a real treat.
Ras el hanout, loosely translated in Arabic means head of the shop which refers to the best spice the store has to offer. This king of spice blend reigns supreme in most North African cuisine, particularly Moroccan food. I recall as a child when I used to accompany my mother to the spice bazaar where each shop had their own unique ras el hanout. Continue reading