Long Pepper

Though today a truly rare and unusual spice, long pepper is actually one of the oldest spices in recorded history. The flavor closely resembles regular black pepper it has a hotter taste with sweet and somewhat earthy, gingery undertones. Use long pepper as an intriguing substitute for regular black pepper. Helpful hint:  use smaller amounts of long pepper when using in place of black pepper due to its strong heat, you can always add more if you prefer.