Pepper has been long hailed as the King of Spice. One of the most sought-after seasonings during the ancient spice trade days; it still remains as popular as ever in cuisines around the world.
It's easy to see why. Pepper can be used in just about any type of dish, both savory and sweet. It's the natural companion to salt for the most basic seasonings. And while black pepper is the most familiar form of this spice, there are many other types, each with its own distinct characteristics. Continue reading