Old Marketplace

Hot Peppers of Martinique, 1887

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By Lafcadio Hearn Old Marketplace of the Fort, St. Pierre, Martinique Pimento is an essential accompaniment to all these dishes, whether it be cooked or raw: everything is served with plenty of pimento,—en pile, eti pile piment. Among the various kinds I can mention only the pimmt-cafe, or “coffee-pepper,” larger but about the same shape as a grain of Liberian …