The monks of the Middle Ages used pepper as a spice. According to a widespread opinion, this pepper had an aphrodisiac effect. This was a welcome side effect to the actual use in the kitchen. Hence the name Monk's Pepper. However, this effect could never be proven.
Monk pepper is used like black pepper. It is not very hot, has a slight herb flavour and is very versatile. It goes well with meat, vegetables and potato dishes. A special experience in pepper mixes with grilled food!