EXPERIMENT WITH PEPPER
TRY A NEW TAKE ON ONE OF THE OLDEST SPICES AROUND
Are you more of a salt person or a pepper person? I’ve never really been a huge fan of pepper, although I respect it as one of the oldest spices known. I went to boarding school where the food was cooked with no seasoning whatsoever. Salt and pepper were the only things to disguise the food, with the occasional treat of tomato sauce – and believe me, I used to pile it on. I used to eat Granny Smith apples and sprinkle salt on them, and I still enjoy it. I guess old boarding-school habits never die. Lately, in a variety of cooking shows and printed recipes, there’s been a lot of song and dance about pepper. Pepper, as in black, white, green, pink and Szechuan. But I’m going to throw another one into the mix: pepperberries. Here are a few recipe ideas to help get you started using pepper berries.