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Pepper

Where do Peppercorns Come From? Malabar Pepper vs. Tellicherry Pepper

Pepper Vine in Kerala - Spice Trekkers

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. […]


Not a Matter of Black and White: What I Learned from Wild Voatsiperifery Pepper

Posted on by Steve
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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 […]


Muntok pepper

Posted on by Ethne
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  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 […]