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European Herb & Spice Mixes


Beau Monde seasoning   Notes:   This is a seasoning mix manufactured by Spices Islands that combines salt, onion, and celery flavors.  Substitutes:  equal parts onion powder and celery salt OR Bon Appetit seasoning (similar, but also hard to find) OR onion salt OR celery salt OR Penzey's English Prime Rib Rub

bouquet garni   Pronunciation:  boo-KAY gahr-NEE  To make your own:  Tie together with a string or wrap securely in cheesecloth: 4 sprigs fresh parsley or chervil, 1 sprig fresh thyme, and 1 bay leaf. Variations if you're using cheesecloth: Add one or more of the following: orange peel, cloves, peppercorns, marjoram, fennel leaves, celery leaves  Substitutes: equal parts parsley, thyme, and crushed bay leaf OR equal parts chervil, thyme, and crushed bay leaf OR equal parts basil, marjoram, and summer savory

British mixed spice

epices Parisiennes

fines herbes  Pronunciation:   feen-ZAIRB   Substitutes: equal parts chervil, tarragon, chives, and parsley OR equal parts chervil and chives (For more variations, visit the Illinois Cooperative Extension Service's Fines Herbes--Homemade page.)

Greek seasoning  Shopping hints:   Cavender's is a popular brand.  To make your own:  See the recipe for Greek Seasoning posted on RecipeSource.com.  Substitutes:  equal parts rosemary and paprika

herbes de Provence  Pronunciation:  AIRB duh proh- VAHNS  Notes:  Dried is an acceptable substitute for fresh.   To make your own:  Combine four parts thyme plus four parts summer savory, two parts lavender, and one part rosemary.

Italian seasoning  Substitutes: equal parts basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme. For a more elaborate recipe, consult the Italian Seasoning posting on RecipeSource.com.

mixed spice = British mixed spice = pudding spice  To make your own:  Grind together 1 small cinnamon stick and 1 tablespoon each cloves, mace, ground nutmeg, coriander seeds, and allspice berries  Substitutes:   pumpkin pie spice OR allspice

mulling spice mix   To make your own:  See the recipe for Apple Mulling Spice Mix posted by Veggies Unite! 

pudding spice

quatre epices (épices) = epices Parisiennes  To make your own:  Combine 1 part ground nutmeg + 1 part ground ginger + 1 part ground cloves + 2 parts ground white pepper Substitutes:   Chinese five-spice powder (especially in pates) OR nutmeg

spaghetti sauce seasoning mix    To make your own:  See the RecipeSource.com posting Homemade Spaghetti Seasoning Mix


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