Ras el Hanout (sounds like rahss el HA-nooT) originated in North Africa thousands of years ago and can include up to 100 individual spices. Each vendor in the market declares his blend to be the best and holds his recipe as a closely-guarded secret. Some people believe the seductive ingredients in Ras el Hanout produce an aphrodisiac. At the very least, any food you season with this exotic blend should inspire diners to kiss the cook.
Measure all of the spices into a medium bowl and mix with a fork until combined. Close your eyes, take a deep inhale through your nose, and imagine a market in Morocco.
Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container and apply liberally to your food whenever you need a quick getaway to an exotic land.
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