Hierbas de Olor

Just as that wrapped bundle of aromatic herbs called the bouquet garni is a staple of French cooking, so hierbas de olor is essential for flavoring Mexican sauces. Simply wrap black peppercorns, whole allspice berries, Mexican oregano, and canela into a cheesecloth packet, and use whenever you want to impart a deep yet subtle sweetness to your dish.

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