I know the details have been discussed to death, but I haven't read through the threads. All I know is that my food ain't tingling anymore, and I"m mad as hell about it.
Sichuan peppercorns are illegal for agricultural protection reasons because of some cootie or other. But has anyone heard the essential thing...when are they coming back? Or is this, like, for always?
Hey, maybe I can get chefs to add some Pop Rocks to their stir fries in the meantime...