Pacific Northwest Spice Company Honored by Bon Appetit Magazine

India Tree Black Tellicherry Peppercorns Named a Pantry Staple by the Editors

Dec 14, 2012, 12:00 ET from India Tree

SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- India Tree Tellicherry Peppercorns have just been awarded the Bon Appétit Seal of Approval. 

For the first time in its 56-year history, Bon Appétit magazine is publishing a list of its must-have kitchen ingredients, selected by the editors of the magazine.

In the words of editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport, the fifty culinary products chosen for this honor were selected for "taste and flavor, competitive excellence, consistent performance, value, and staying power. Together, this collection of products comprises an indispensable kitchen arsenal that every cook should have at his or her disposal." 

The December 2012 issue of Bon Appétit showcases the winners. It describes India Tree's winning product, "Because we use peppercorns to lend both an exotic and expected flavor to almost every dish, choosing the right ones to freshly grind (a must!) is one of our more significant purchases. Tellicherry are the biggest and ripest, and we find those from India Tree to be consistently fresh— which has a huge impact on how they taste."

India Tree founder, Gretchen Goehrend, says, "We are thrilled to be the recipients of this unsolicited honor.   India Tree Tellicherry Pepper is specially selected for plant variety, the area of the world in which it is grown, the length of its ripening period, and the methods by which it is picked, dried, cleaned and stored.  Freshly ground India Tree Tellicherry Pepper is pungent and fruity, revealing complex layers of flavor."

Established in 1990, India Tree has been a leader in the spice trade, consistently pioneering new product categories for the cook from its dockside headquarters in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.  It specializes in pantry staples such as baking sugars from Mauritius and specialty salts from around the world.  In addition, it offers popcorns, mushrooms, chiles, colored sugars and party decoratifs, including its trailblazing India Tree Nature's Colors collection of decorative sugars, sprinkles, and icing colors created with vegetable colorants.  More information about these products can be found at

Award-winning India Tree Tellicherry Peppercorns are available nationally at specialty retailers, gourmet supermarkets, and cookware stores, as well as on-line from Amazon and Cheftools.  Photos are available for editorial use.

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