Trivia in the Kitchen, Number Twenty-Three!

peppercornsDid you know that peppercorns were once worth their weight in gold?  Did you know that peppercorns are also known as “the king of spices” and “the master spice?”  During the Middle Ages, peppercorns were accepted as payment, and wealthy aristocrats hoarded peppercorns to use as currency.  For trade purposes, a pound of pepper was as valuable as a pound of gold (hmm, not so much anymore). Peppercorns continue to be the most widely traded spice in the world; Americans consume an average of more than a quarter-of-a-pound per person per year — that’s a lot of pepper!

What food items do you consider to be “worth their weight in gold?”

Photo courtesy of Sage Ross under license CC-BY-SA-3.0.

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One Response to “Trivia in the Kitchen, Number Twenty-Three!”

  1. Greg Bevis Says:

    Green chili, what else!

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