Rare Peppers

Épices De Cru Shimoga Black Pepper


In a nutshell: This unique, hot and prickly Single Estate Indian pepper will delight your taste buds.

This exceptional lively and hot pepper, comes from the Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnakata, a region north of where the majority of peppers are usually grown. This terroir gives the pepper a distinct and up-front fragrance, with a hot, prickly side to it that develops slowly and lingers in the mouth. A unique addition too your pepper collection. Use it when you need to perk up bland food, some plainly boiled rice or pasta for example benefits greatly.

Details 50g

About Épices De Cru
Épices De Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.

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