Known as the Spice of Kings, the peppercorn has reigned over the table for centuries. Influencing trade with Rome, Ancient Egypt, India, and China, this powerful little spice was once so valued so highly it was used as a form of currency. Apicius, the Roman author of the first cookbook, recommended adding pepper to enliven the flavor of dull boiled foods, and also to enhance the flavor of some sweet dishes. Like the countries from which they hail, the dozen peppercorns in this set exhibit an incredible range of spice and character. Expand your palate by grinding these assorted peppercorns on your go-to dishes, or complement a specific cuisine with a dash of pepper from the same locale. Peppercorns from India, Brazil, Malaysia, Europe, France and USA. Packaged in the USA.
Specific peppercorns may vary slightly in each set. Sample peppercorns include:
Check out our Gift Lab to see a member of our team use our Global Peppercorn Sampler to make peppery pickles!