Quatre épices, or four spices, is a traditional blend that can be found in many French kitchens, along with some parts of the Middle East. This mix is sometimes referred to as French allspice. The blend contains white pepper, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves and it's used to season everything from soups to grilled chicken. It's often incorporated in pâté, terrines, and sausage. 2 oz per 1/2 cup.