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Any other kind of peppercorn would probably be the best alternative. I'm guessing if you don't have black peppercorns, you probably don't have any grains of paradise lying around?
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It depends on the recipe. You can probably just leave them out, but other alternatives would range from chiles to whole allspice.
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