Thank you Lily for bring the beautiful black pepper from your hometown Kuching, Sarawak. Pepper, the world’s most widely used spice for food flavouring, is the fruit of the tropical climbing vine Piper nigrum L., native to south-western India. In Sarawak, pepper cultivation dates back to 1856 but more extensive planting started in the 1900s. Lily grew up picking black pepper from her family plantation . Lily is the finest gourmet and her sophisticated taste for food, fashion and lifestyle is captivating. We spent hours talking about Malaysia, the Malaysian people, their cuisine, , the culture and the history of the spice route. Malaysia: “la porte de l’Asie”.