Black pepper is everywhere, but doesn’t seem to come from anywhere. India, right? Why are we so concerned with where some food comes from but not others? Black peppercorns adorn dinner tables around the world, yet their origins, their terroirs, are rarely discussed. This may be why there are so many myths about black peppercorns. […]
One of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes. If you buy cilantro with roots attached, don’t throw them out. Wash them thoroughly and add them to the slow cooker, it’ll add flavor to the dish.
White pepper has never been my favourite pepper. I understand many people crave the hot, pungent bite of a well-fermented mature white pepper, and others use it for keeping white sauces white. But for years now I’ve used it in recipes from around the world only to find everything I cook has the unmistakable whiff […]
The world of peppers is endlessly fascinating. This is why we spend so much time talking about it- and why we have such an expansive selection of peppers in our store. Pepper berries (Voatsiperifery and Sichuan peppercorns, among others) and their wild cousins may be the last word in spices, but sometimes it’s useful to […]
We knew we had to go to Bangka ourselves. We knew as soon as our friend and apprentice spice hunter, Ihsan, told us how difficult it was becoming to get good white pepper in his hometown, Padang, in West Sumatra. Ihsan had gone to Bangka island on his own last year but was confronted […]