see szechuan pepper
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
The Sichuan pepper is not a true peppercorn. It is the dried rind of the berry-like fruit of the prickly ash tree. Read more.
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