Dan Doherty on a peppery mission

21 August 2015 by
Dan Doherty on a peppery mission

Spice and ingredients specialist Santa Maria Foodservice has joined forces with Dan Doherty (pictured), executive chef at London's Duck & Waffle restaurant, with a plan to improve chefs' knowledge and understanding of Tellicherry black pepper as an essential ingredient in the kitchen.

"Pepper is such a staple in many restaurants and the only spice we have on the table," says Doherty.

"But the fact that it's considered a seasoning suggests we should know a little bit more about it. The flavour of Tellicherry is unique, still familiar but somehow heightened and more aromatic. It shouldn't be used as a seasoning - it should be used as an ingredient in its own right."

Eimear Owens, country sales manager UK & Ireland for Santa Maria Foodservice, said: "We're thrilled to be working with Dan to raise awareness of pepper as a key ingredient. It's the world's most consumed spice but no-one has really told its story before. Who better than Dan to get chefs thinking and talking about pepper?"

Recent research from Santa Maria Foodservice found that 68% of chefs wanted to know more about black pepper, and are particularly interested in its taste, authenticity and provenance.

For more information about the pepper journey and the chance to win a trip to Kerala, one of the world's chief pepper-growing regions, visit www.tasteofpepper.com

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