In a nutshell: This is a must-have for your pepper pot collection, extremely rare and addictive and scented with the woody aromas of camphor and incense; its also often used as a gin flavouring.
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Cubeb (piper cubeba), also known as ‘tailed pepper’, Javanese pepper or kemukus has a fascinating history. Known to the ancient Greeks and used by the Arabs in the 9th century for medicinal cures, it became popular in Europe during the Middle Ages where it was used to season and marinate many meat dishes. With its woody scent of camphor and incense, it’s also used in many perfumes and cosmetic products and as a flavouring for gin.
The best still comes from Indonesia. Cubeb gives added depth to red wine sauces, wild game and dark chocolate desserts. An indispensable ingredient in Moroccan kitchen where its used in tajines, semolina and date pastries and is one of the ingredients of the classic spice blend Ras el Hanout. Try it in Indonesian Gulai curries, roasted vegetables or grind with ginger and soy and rub over duck breast before pan-frying or grilling.Details 20g
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