Martian Food
Sep 18, 2015

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Poudre Forte

Active time:5 minutes

Start To Finish:5 minutes


Yield: 2 Tbs. of the spice mix if you use the optional pepper

Source: George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones: A Feast of Fire and Ice, The Official Cooking Companion, Monroe-Cassel & Lehrer

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1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground mace
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. long pepper or grains of paradise, optional


Combine all of the ingredients and store in a small airtight container.


Long pepper is similar to black pepper, but hotter.  It is used in Indian, Malaysian, and Indonesian cooking, and in some North Africa spice mixes.  Grains of Paradise are also similar to black pepper, but the taste is more complex. Both can be found online including on, inevitably,

Check out our  A Game of Thrones Feast for the entire GOT inspired medieval meal!

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