French Spice Mixture
MAKES 2 TBSP.
Originally used in baroque cooking, this blend of "four spices"—usually cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper—was used largely for making sausage and salami.
1 heaping tbsp. black peppercorns
2 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1. Grind peppercorns, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg together.