Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Spice that changed the World

This ingredient change the World forever: Peppercorns. As I was touring through the peppercorn fields of India, it was hard to underestimate the power of these peacefully growing vines of peppercorns.
Its a part of our daily life now that we take its journey to our dinner tables for granted.
Black pepper is such a common pantry item th...ese days, it may be hard to believe it was once so valuable that it was used as currency. We take it for granted, but the vast majority of savory recipes include some form of black pepper as an ingredient.
Pepper is ranked the third most added ingredient to recipes, with water and salt leading the race. To get basic ground black pepper, one must begin with whole peppercorns, not as commonly used nowadays, but definitely a culinary experience extraordinaire.

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