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Five-Spice Powder     Used extensively in Chinese cooking, this pungent mixture of five ground spices usually consists of equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. For information on specific spices used in this blend, see individual listings. Prepackaged five-spice powder is available in Asian markets and most supermarkets.

    If you've got it, but don't know what to do with it, below are some traditional dishes that the spice mix complements nicely.

Soups & Stews  
Fish & Poultry  
Pasta; Grains;
Dried Beans
Cheese & Egg Dishes  

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