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14th c. Poudre Fort - Le Menagier de Paris

14th c. Poudre Fort - Le Menagier de Paris


INGREDIENTS:  Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Grains of Paradise

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Step back in time and discover the tantalizing blend of spices known as Poudre Fort. Dating back to medieval times, this fragrant and flavorful spice mix has been used for centuries and continues to be a favorite of modern-day cooks and food enthusiasts alike.


Poudre Fort, which translates to "Strong Powder" in English, is a versatile blend of black pepper, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and grains of paradise. Each of these ingredients plays a crucial role in creating the blend's unique flavor profile.


Black pepper provides a bold and spicy kick, while cinnamon adds a sweet and warm undertone.

Clove offers a hint of earthiness, and ginger provides a subtle tang. Finally, grains of paradise brings a slightly bitter and floral note that ties the entire blend together.


This spice blend is perfect for a wide range of dishes, including chicken, fish, vegetables, and meat, as suggested by Le Menagier de Paris, a medieval guide to household management. However, it's not limited to these ingredients, and can be used to add a flavorful twist to soups, stews, and even baked goods.


At the heart of this tantalizing blend is the commitment to quality ingredients. Poudre Fort is Non-GMO, and contains no preservatives, fillers, or wheat, making it a wholesome and healthy addition to your pantry.


Ready to put your Poudre Fort to the test? Try this recipe that showcases the blend's unique flavor profile.


Roasted Butternut Squash with Poudre Fort


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Poudre Fort spice blend
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the butternut squash cubes with olive oil, Poudre Fort, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the squash evenly on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the delicious blend of spices in every bite.


In conclusion, Poudre Fort is a delicious and versatile spice blend that has stood the test of time. With its unique combination of black pepper, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and grains of paradise, this blend is sure to add depth and complexity to any dish. Whether you're a medieval recreation cook or a modern-day foodie, Poudre Fort is a must-have in your spice collection.


We grind all of them together and package them just before shipping to ensure you get the freshest blend we can create.


    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Grains of Paradise


    Unfortunately, we can't accept returns, however, if you are unhappy with your spices, we want to know.


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