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Black, white and green peppercorns are the fruit of the piper nigrum
vine which flourishes in the tropical heat and rain of the world's
To learn absolutely everything you need to know about black pepper and more, follow this link to SpiceLines newsletter: www.globalprovince.com/spicelines/index9-05.htm.
Every issue of SpiceLines newsletter is devoted to a single spice. In our first issue, we explore the tantalizing world of peppercorns. We delve into the history of the pepper trade and give you seven spicy recipes to try, plus advice on selecting the very best peppercorns and peppermills. In Chef’s Interview, Floyd Cardoz of Tabla in New York tells us how black peppercorns are used in his own kitchen and in the cooking of Goa where he spent his childhood.
Follow these links to specific articles:
Feature Article: Black Pepper: The King of Spices
“One nibble of a pepper-encrusted claw and my lips began to tingle. A few more bites and my eyes were watering, my nose streaming, my mouth aflame—but I could not stop. The incendiary heat of the cracked black pepper paired with the sweetness of the crabmeat was irresistible….”
Chef Interview: Bombay Spice: A Conversation with Floyd Cardoz
“Tabla is not actually an Indian restaurant, but a wondrous cross cultural kitchen manned by Floyd Cardoz, whose inventive way with Indian flavors creates dishes that owe as much to French or American styles of cooking as to the subcontinent….”
Spice Kitchen: Pepper Recipes
Seven delicious peppercorn recipes, including Floyd Cardoz’s Black Pepper Shrimp, Watermelon and Lime Salad. Don’t miss Singapore Black Pepper Crab and Elizabeth David’s Steak au Poivre, or our Seven Tips for Cooking with Pepper.
Spice Shop: Best Peppercorns and Pepper Grinders
Our favorite sources for Peppercorns of all types—black, white, green pink, Sichuan and more—and a review of the best Pepper Grinders, with advice for picking the one that is right you.
And check out our Peppercorn Glossary for a thumbnail description of each type of peppercorn, plus botanical information, growing regions, and culinary uses.
Our Spice Library is your ticket to great reads: Books, articles and other websites devoted to the fascinating world of spices.