[Sca-cooks] Spices

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Jan 14 13:16:37 PST 2012

Ahh, Piper longum is the more common long pepper.  It is also referred to as 
Indian long pepper.  Piper retrofractum is a related pepper plant native to 
Java called Balinese long pepper or Javanese long pepper.  If both were used 
at Hampton Court in Tudor times, that is an interesting tidbit.


> Greetings!  I hadn't been aware that there were two (or more??) kinds of 
> long pepper until I visited Hampton Court.  I was given a tiny bit of the 
> second variety (name unknown) which ended up being so spicy that my tongue 
> was numbed.
> Alys K.
> -- 
> Elise Fleming

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