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This year's tasty trend: Superspices

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From left to right, cayenne pepper, ginger root, cinnamon, fennel seed and turmeric are among the so-called superspices making their way into mainstream restaurants. (Photo by Alex Sundby)

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From left to right, cayenne pepper, ginger root, cinnamon, fennel seed and turmeric are among the so-called superspices making their way into mainstream restaurants. (Photo by Alex Sundby)

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From left to right, cayenne pepper, ginger root, cinnamon, fennel seed and turmeric are among the so-called superspices making their way into mainstream restaurants. (Photo by Alex Sundby)

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Flavors typically used in ethnic cooking are making their way into entrees prepared by more mainstream chefs. These so-called superspices include cinnamon, ginger and fennel. And they're also good for you.


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