Re: [CH] tellicherry

Jonathan T. Smillie (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 11:51:04 -0500

At 02:46 AM 6/10/98 EDT, wrote:

>Isn't there a thing called tellicherry that is pink and often mixed in with

>"gourmet" peppercorns? 

According to the Penzey's spice catalog, "Tellicherry" is a specific designation for Indian black peppercorns of a particular size and maturity (white and green peppercorns are derived from the same plant, but at different stages of ripeness...) . They also identify the pinkish objects that have been discussed for the last couple of days as "Sichuan Peppercorns", and state that "these are not true peppercorns, but actually an aromatic reddish berry with a black inner seed." 

The entire Penzey's catalog is on-line at; you do need the Adobe Reader plugin to be able to view it. Usual disclaimers apply,



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