"Every Parisian chef once knew that if he wanted the best pepper, he should choose Kampot pepper. As the country descended into chaos, pepper plantations were ripped up by Pol Pot guerrillas - collective farms and enforced labor held no place for bourgeoisie crops such as pepper - or consumed by the encroaching jungle.

Today, thanks to geographical status protection and careful husbandry, Kampot is slowly regaining its pepper crown and production is growing."

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