August 20, 1986 |
A woman accused of stuffing her 5-month-old son's mouth with pepper to stop him from sucking his thumb was held without bond today after being charged with first-degree murder. Elizabeth Jewell, 25, was charged Tuesday with killing her son, Michael. Police Lt. Darrell Kitrel said Jewell and her husband, Edward, 39, reported Friday that the infant accidentally ate pepper and died. But an autopsy showed the child died of asphyxiation from swallowing "a whole lot" of ground black pepper.
May 11, 1995 |
Our word pepper comes, by way of Greek, from the Sanskrit name of a cousin of black pepper known as long pepper ( Piper longum ). While black pepper comes in little round wrinkled peppercorns, long pepper takes the form of curved stalks about three quarters of an inch long that consist of a lot of tiny, dusty, grayish, pepperish things. Probably in the beginning the Greeks were importing long pepper, some varieties of which are hotter than black pepper.
April 6, 2012
Egg salad sandwich with dill Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled 2 tablespoons minced green onion 1/4 cup minced celery 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons white vinegar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 2 tablespoons chopped dill 8 slices olive bread Cracked black pepper 1. Chop the eggs. Stir in the onion, celery, mustard, vinegar, mayonnaise and salt.
August 11, 2012
Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 4 Note: The word "quelite" in Mexico means any native green with tender leaves. Amaranth greens, known as quintoniles, are abundant during Mexico City's rainy season from about June to September. Amaranth greens are available at select Asian or Indian markets, as well as at some farmers markets; fresh spinach or chard can be substituted, though cooking timing will vary. Feel free to use less chicken broth if you want the greens less juicy.
January 2, 1987 |
The idea for the recipe here came from a woman who likes her food even spicier than I do. There aren't many people who do, but when I saw her measure a hefty tablespoon of black pepper into her shrimp casserole, I wondered if she wasn't plotting some ruse on her dinner guests. When she added an additional jolt of hot pepper sauce, I decided that she might not know what she was doing. She did. The shrimp were served dripping in a poignant butter.
February 10, 2011
Here are five great Mourvèdre-based wines from Paso Robles, Calif. Because they are produced in small quantities, it may be necessary to order them from the winery. 2007 Anglim Winery Mourvèdre "Hastings Ranch Vineyard" ($34): Quite a spicy wine, with notes of cinnamon, star anise and black pepper. Black plum fruit comes through on the mid-palate and drives through to the finish. 14.9% alcohol. http://www.anglimwinery.com 2007 Edward Sellers Mourvèdre ($35): Dark cherry fruit with black pepper and a gamy "low note" to keep it interesting.