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The ultimate in-saltPosted at 11:25AM, 13 January 2010 by JP McKeown - Writer
There is, however, one transgression which, if not completely unforgiveable, should at least be punishable by a week's diet of Trafalgar Square pigeon ragu and wholemeal pasta - possession and application of the monstrosity in a spice jar that is referred to as pre-ground black pepper.
Being boring is the ultimate sin, culinary or otherwise.
Words and phrases have not yet been coined to describe the aberration that such a faux ingredient represents, but let me suggest the following while we're waiting for the lexicographers to catch up; the ultimate lack of culinary self respect; a betrayal of the simplest laws of taste; an unforgiveable epicurean offence that takes something perfect and not only makes it imperfect but makes it boring. And being boring, I'm afraid, is the ultimate sin, culinary or otherwise.
Where do you stand on the pre-ground pepper debate? An essential ingredient or a waste of space on the spice rack?