When you think of Brazil, Rio, the carnival and Ipanema probably come to mind, but it is also home to an exceptional black pepper. We went there to source our black pepper so you can add maximum flavour to your dishes. Ground black pepper is very practical and you can season your dishes in just a few pinches. With a taste like this, you’ll almost feel like dancing the samba!
Top tip: only use ground black pepper when you are about to serve as it can lose some of its flavour when cooked. And if you’re not a great samba dancer, don’t worry you can at least be a good cook thanks to this tip!
To stay in Brazil, why not make a traditional feijoada? It’s made with red kidney beans, smoked pork belly, sausage and onions. What makes all the difference to this dish — which is only seasoned with a bouquet garni and a little salt — is the addition of a high-quality pepper. This dish really showcases all the flavours of this very special spice.