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Peperoncino Supplier, NYC?


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Can anyone tell me where to find peperocino in Manhattan? I'm sure it's available, can't say that I've really looked for it, but a friend is in Italy and expressed the wish that she could obtain it here when she returned.

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Peperocino, do you mean crushed red pepper? If so, you can find that, and almost any other dried spice (and tons of other types of chiles) at Kalustyan's on Lexington and 28th street... They have everything... I even found French piment d'espelette there... Hope this helps...

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Peperocino, do you mean crushed red pepper?  If so, you can find that, and almost any other dried spice (and tons of other types of chiles) at Kalustyan's on Lexington and 28th street...  They have everything... I even found French piment d'espelette there...  Hope this helps...

I don't think it's the crushed red pepper. It's described this way:

"Instead of red pepper flakes, they are like little red chili peppers..."

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Here is an article by Dave DeWitt and Harald Zoschke about the many types of peperoncino:

http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/peperoncino.html

The ones you describe seem to be mentioned: "...However, an Italian–rather than Latin–term is used for the piquin-like fruits: diavoletti, or little devils." Dried piquins should not be too hard to find at a Mexican market if Kalustyan's doesn't carry them, and they would seem to make a very close substitute.

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