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Herbs & spices by weight


And when your thyme's too dusty to be trotted out once again, then it's time to hie yourself off to Pot & Pepper in the heart of Steglitz. (If you're very lucky, you will take a fellow food-lover along with you and stop for cake and gossip at an old-school Konditorei on Schloßstraße populated solely by white-haired women over 70.)

Such a pleasure to buy herbs and spices by weight, and know you'll use up your tiny bag before the rosemary's aromatic oils have dissipated. I poked my nose into container after container trying to select the best black peppercorns, and was thankful for the owner's compact explanations of Malabar vs Tellicherry vs Sarawak. And if you're worried the recondite herb you're seeking won't be represented on Pot & Pepper's tall shelves, check their list before heading out. American cooks will be pleased to hear they sell measuring cups and spoons too.

Pot & Pepper, Kieler Strasse 9, Berlin-Steglitz (map)
M-F 11 am - 7 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm
Tel. (030) 81827 983


This sounds perfect! I will have to go once I have managed to locate my spices in the sea of boxes that's populating my house right now...

Marguerite: Oh, moves are such a nightmare, aren't they? But wouldn't a gift certificate to the spice shop be the best housewarming present? Your friends will have to take note!

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