Heated
Published in

Heated

Your Dish Doesn’t Need Any More Pepper

It can even go without it

FreeTransform for Getty Images

A recent Google search returned more than 43 million hits for the phrase “salt and pepper.” Even accounting for references to hair color, it suggests the two ingredients enjoy a cozy relationship. Too cozy, I’d say: Over the years, I’ve moved away from robotically adding salt and pepper to every savory dish I cook.

Food from every angle: A publication from Medium x Mark Bittman

Recommended from Medium

Sunday Chicken

Sunday Chicken

Apple Slices for Stir-Fry Noodles? Really?

Long, Strong and Dangerous

Two pale orange drinks in footed pilsener glasses on a tray next to the Smuggler’s Cove book with Hawaiian decorative items

Studies of 30 Years Ago Could Change Potato Seed Production Systems

Almond Kisses

Whiskey Review: Clynelish 1993 Silver Seal 22 Year Old

^DOWNLOAD E.B.O.O.K.#

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Edward Schneider

Edward Schneider

Writer on cooking, food and travel since before you were born.

More from Medium

5 Yummy Ways to Eat More Healthy Plant-Based Food Every Day

A bowl of soba noodles with broccoli, edamame, and carrots.

Why Do Japanese People Eat Fermented Beans?

3 Women-Authored Cookbooks To Whisk You Away to Asia This Spring Break