Piment d'Espelette is cultivated since the 16th Century only in the Basque country and named after the village Espelette. The plant has its origin in South America.
Every year on the last weekend of October a celebration takes places to honor this special Piment in the Village of Espelette..
Culinary uses of Piment Espelette
Piment Espelette is used in any dish. It refines a special plate with a very delicate piquancy.