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Black Peppercorns

Black pepper has been used in cooking for centuries, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient spice. 

By Published Apr. 3, 2019

What You Need To Know

Ground black pepper is one of the most ubiquitous and well-loved spices in the world. It holds a place of honor next to salt on restaurant tables and at kitchen workstations and appears in at least 2,000 of our recipes, from cacio e pepe to steak au poivre. No matter the recipe, we love its balanced heat and earthy, toasty flavor.

All true peppercorns are harvested from Piper nigrum,...