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White Pepper: Love It or Hate It?

Although white peppercorn can give off a barnyard-like odor that is considered unpleasant to many, I think its slightly skunky scent actually works well with certain dishes. For example, I can't have Chinese hot and sour soup without it! Which end of the spectrum are you on?

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marie-lee marie-lee 7 years
Good for when you don't want the flecks of pepper in a dish. I use it when I make five spice chicken or salt and pepper calamari.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've never bought it...I just use black pepper for everything.
lauren lauren 7 years
I love black, pink, and green! Sometimes the white pepper smell is just a little too much for me!
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Love it! I use gourmet pepper with all the different peppers in it, good stuff! ;)
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
Some of the first recipes I made came from Paul Prudhomme's cookbook, so I love all peppers. I think just about every recipe he has calls for a trifecta of pepper - red, white, and black. To me, it's not about the black specks not showing. It has a slight bite to it and seems to give heat a little later than black or red pepper.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I love ALL types of pepper :)
lulu88 lulu88 7 years
what? i have never heard of it! haha where have i been! what does it taste like? i am addicted to black pepper, i will put it on anyyyythingg, everyone makes fun of me :(
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
I like it but rarely use it. Some people use white pepper when they don't want the pepper to be visible but I don't. I like when I can see the little pieces of pepper (pink, green, black,... whatever) in my food. It's more rustic.
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