DescriptionPepper, the king of spices, is used in pretty much every cuisine in the world. But today, we're talking about the big gun - Coarse Black Pepper. This stuff is so versatile, it'll make you want to take up cooking just so you can use it in everything. Pepper has been around since ancient times, and its popularity quickly spread across the globe. In fact, the ancient Romans were so crazy about pepper that they used it as a form of currency! Can you imagine paying for your groceries with peppercorns? The world would be a much spicier place. But how did pepper make its way from its origins in South Asia to the rest of the world? Enter the spice traders, a group of adventurous souls who braved the high seas to bring this precious spice to the masses. These brave merchants traded pepper for all sorts of goods, from precious metals to silk. And the demand for pepper was so high that it even sparked the Age of Discovery, with explorers setting out to find new trade routes to the East. So, why is coarse black pepper considered the king of spices? Well, for starters, it has a bold, pungent flavour that can pack a real punch. Plus, its large, crunchy grains make it perfect for grinding fresh and adding to dishes for a burst of flavour. Whether it's sprinkled over grilled steak, mixed into pasta sauces, or added to soups and stews, coarse black pepper is the ultimate seasoning. Sprinkle it liberally on your food because, let's be real, everything tastes better with a little bit of pepper.