Comments: Sichuan peppercorns

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According to this site, they have been banned but products bought before 2002 can be sold:

http://www.nobreakfast.com/archives/000041.html

There is also a UK site that sells it (www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk) if you want to have a friend in Europe order it for you. (wink, wink)

Maybe, if it comes down to that... but I'd feel bad about implicating anyone else in a smuggling scheme!

I do seem to remember some snail smuggling in the early 90's...

That was my evil twin...

According to Robb Walsh, of Houston Press, "Last year, a heat treatment that eliminates canker-causing bacteria was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Sichuan peppercorns once again became legal." http://www.houstonpress.com/Issues/2005-06-09/dining/cafe_1.html

Thanks for the info, Matthew!

Paul, let me know if you want me to send you some peppercors - I've discovered they carry them at my local supermarket!

As of September 2004 they are once again legal in the US as long as they have been heat treated, I found some searching for Szechuan Peppercorns (I know that spelling is awful, but that is what I found them listed under for order in the US).

As of September 2004 they are once again legal in the US as long as they have been heat treated, I found some searching for Szechuan Peppercorns (I know that spelling is awful, but that is what I found them listed under for order in the US).

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