Grown in tropical regions, this is a variety of spice that is considerably larger than the traditional peppercorn and is actually a common spice known as "allspice" but referred to as a peppercorn in areas where it is grown.
(Scientific Name: Tricholoma matsutake) A wild mushroom found in the pine forests of Japan growing with a broad stem and an umbrella cap that may grow to a size of 10 to 14 inches in diameter, but is more commonly harvested when it is 3 to 8 inches in width.
A utensil used for the canning of foods when working with glass jars. As the jars for canning are sterilized in a hot water bath or as they are pressure cooked with water converted to steam, the sealed jars become very hot and require a device to remove them from the cooker.
Meat that is typically refrigerated for several weeks, cooked at approximately 160° F, then sliced, seasoned, and preserved through a drying process that dehydrates the meat to make it shelf stable and ready to eat.