Sunday, December 30, 2012

The McCormick Pepper Grinder

A pepper grinder is a mill for grinding black peppercorns. When you add freshly ground pepper to any dish, it will provide a fuller pepper taste to your meal.

Black pepper is native to south India, and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. Currently Vietnam is the world's largest producer and exporter of pepper, producing 34% of the world's Piper nigrum crop as of 2008.

Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavour and as a medicine. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice. It is one of the most common spices added to European cuisine and its descendants.[1]

Grinders come in different styles, many of which I've been unhappy with. I've purchased a few nice looking grinders, only to have it break within a week. It wasn't until I found this grinder that I was completely satisfied.

This is the 1.24 ounce size. It's the same size as other McCormick herb bottles. The bottle was meant to be disposable, but I've heard that you can refill them by yanking the cap and bottle apart, along with a slight twist.

I recently found the 6.7 ounce size bottle. It looks the same size as the one above, but the bottle is quite large in comparison.

It will revolutionize your cooking!