In a nutshell: Make these Single Estate Tellicherry peppercorns a must for your everyday pepper grinder and you'll notice the difference immediately.
Pure, and full of flavour, these large Tellicherry pepper berries come from India’s most respected black pepper terroir. Our Extra Bold Tellicherry peppercorns are from a small village in the mountains of Kerala and are of exceptional quality - EB means 'Extra-bold’ referring to the large size of the peppercorns, also known as Grade 10 pepper berries in India. Tellicherry is the most famous black pepper exporting region of India. “Tellicherry” is simply the name given to single-estate peppers from Kerala, distinguishing them from other Malabar Pepper blends from the region. While many Malabar peppers are of very high quality, Tellicherry peppercorns are always consistently the best, and boldest pepper that money can buy. These large, fully ripened berries have a remarkable rich flavour and a lingering heat. Make Tellicherry pepper a must for your everyday pepper grinder and you'll notice the difference immediately. Try them in savoury dishes, any black pepper sauce, or even added to certain desserts - we even use them on rice pudding and porridge!
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.