"I thought pepper was pepper. So when my friend Divakar told me that he’d just found the best peppercorns on earth in Kerala, India, I was reluctant to get involved. To see if he was right, my family and friends held a blind taste test. The winner? An impossibly aromatic organic pepper labeled “No. 004” from none other than Mr. D. Before I knew it, I was on a plane to India visiting pepper farms, snapping photos and blogging about the stuff."