[NPR] How did salt and pepper become the soulmates of Western cuisine?

What is the weird accident? That the French didn’t use them in dessert? The article doesn’t answer the question in the article. It also doesn’t answer why pepper shakers are placed on the table next to salt shakers. I’m dying to pull out a red pencil…

This answers that question.

Great article. I like the mention of how sugar was used as often as salt during the medieval age. I think we still do that, but now the sugar comes in the form of condiments such as ketchup or barbecue sauce. Or Maria’s Gourmet blackberry-habanero sauce. :slight_smile: