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HISTORY

Early Misconceptions About Pepper

Though peppercorn’s march through Europe is well documented, the history of this spice in ancient Asia is less precise. While there is no doubt...

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To better see what you can expect each month, take a look at our FREE special edition of LearnToSpice: Garlic! Click anywhere on the magazine...

Beyond Black Pepper

Peppercorn, or piper nigrum, was once known as “black gold”. But the name is rather deceiving. Though even the nigrum of piper nigrum means...

Garlic: More Than a Flavor

According to floriography—the Victorian “language of flowers”—blooms of garlic mean “strength” and “courage”. And no, this does not refer to the plant’s strong smell....

Pepper In Asia

When people think of Chinese cuisine, they often think of Sichuan peppercorn. However, Sichuan pepper is in no way related to the black peppercorn....

Garlic: The Scent and Stink

“And most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.” When Shakespeare wrote this in A Midsummer Night’s...

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