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Old 07-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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What stinks? White Pepper...

I picked up white pepper this week at Penzey's.
It just always seemed like something any good kitchen should have.

I used it for the first time today in my Haluski and it made everything stink!!
I mean STINK stink.
Stunk so bad that the braising cabbage smell was overpowered.

So what's the deal with that stink? It ruined my dinner!

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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I picked up white pepper this week at Penzey's.
It just always seemed like something any good kitchen should have.

I used it for the first time today in my Haluski and it made everything stink!!
I mean STINK stink.
Stunk so bad that the braising cabbage smell was overpowered.

So what's the deal with that stink? It ruined my dinner!
wow. when you can overpower the smell of cabbage, that's strong.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:03 AM   #3
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Way out of my league on that one! I have white pepper here and have never had it overwhelm anything. Maybe it was a reaction between it and the cabbage or some other ingredient?
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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I have cooked for years and never had that happen when I used white pepper. I would send it back and ask for quality control to look at it and send you a replacement. some thing is not right with it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:36 AM   #5
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That is unusual, I have used white pepper , I find it quite mild .
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:54 AM   #6
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I really hate the taste of white pepper.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:55 AM   #7
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Yeah, m white pepper is similar to the black pepper, just not as potent
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:10 AM   #8
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I rarely use white pepper for that very reason. I'm of the opinion that it smells like feet just released from sweaty sneakers.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:26 AM   #9
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maybe it is a personal/individual reaction to white pepper?

I have always bought herbs and spices in bulk and early on I needed a white pepper for a recipe, so I for decades I bought white peppercorns by the pound and froze them. I had no need for pounds of both white and black pepper, so I only bought white. I have not noticed anything like you experienced. And I use a heavy hand with pepper.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:33 AM   #10
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maybe it`s Pyridine, created by the oxidation of Piperidine/Piperine?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyridine
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