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Your Dish Doesn’t Need Any More Pepper

It can even go without it

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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.

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

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