Tellicherry is the name given to a town in the Indian state of Kerala, which lies on the Malabar Coast. It is often stated that Tellicherry pepper has to come from this town in order to be designated as Tellicherry pepper. While that may once have been the case, these days Tellicherry pepper simply refers […]
Jalapeños have been around since before the Aztec civilization. The Aztecs smoked these peppers to dry them since their thick flesh made sun-drying difficult. When smoked, jalapeños are referred to as chipotle peppers. Smoking was necessary since the peppers tended to rot rather than dry out when left in the sun. The Aztecs used jalapeños […]
Parsley’s name comes from the Greek word “petro.” Petro means stone because parley was first discovered growing on Greece’s rocky hillsides. Greek legend stated that the herb grew up from the places where Archemorus’s blood was spilled when he was bitten by a serpent. The ancient Greeks used parsley as a symbol of death rather […]
Cilantro is also called coriander and is the source of the coriander seed. Cilantro is a member of the parsley family and there is a close resemblance between the two herbs. In fact, the resemblance is so close that it is fairly easy to mistake one for the other if you are not experienced with […]
It should be noted that all salts can technically be considered sea salts since they all came from a sea at some point. However, the term “sea salt” is generally used for salt that is produced by evaporating water from a living ocean. This method of producing salt dates back to prehistoric times.