Pepper Cubeb (whole)
Cubeb pepper comes from a vine related to “true” pepper that is native to the Indonesian archipelago. The berries are about the same size as black peppercorns but they have a little spike or tail, hence the other name ‘tailed pepper’.
Valued by the Romans, Cubebs have a distinct fragrance and characteristic pepper-like flavour. They can be blended with black, white and green peppercorns in a mill or added to dishes instead of conventional pepper. They go particularly well in casseroles and with game.
Other Common Names: Cubebs, Tailed Pepper
Botanical Name: (Piper cubeba)