Salt and Pepper

Why actually do Salt & Pepper go together?

Salt is a mineral and pepper is the common name for edible salt and ground black pepper, while salt is a mineral and black pepper is a spice. These two food condiments or seasonings are usually used during food preparation or cooking, and traditionally placed on dining tables to allow for the additional seasoning of food after its preparation, during the meal.

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Salt and Pepper are typically placed on tables as a pair, maintained in separate shakers, which habit dates back to seventeenth-century French cuisine. It is considered stylish to own a matched set. Salt and Pepper can be mixed in the kitchen though, to be used during food preparation.

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In Hungary, paprika often replaces pepper on the dining table, while in the Spanish Basque cuisine, Espelette pepper is frequently used instead of black pepper.

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What is a Salt and pepper Set called?

Call them simply Salt and pepper shakers or salt and pepper pots! In British English, you can also call the Salt shaker a Salt cellar or Salt Mill. Both seasonings can be offered at the table by use of a salt respectively of a pepper grinder. By the way, both shakers or grinders are sometimes held in a cruet-stand. They can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, glass, ceramic or metal (for example silver 925). Whatever style you prefer, you can find what fits your personality best.

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Which goes on the right: Salt or Pepper?

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According common dining atiquette and general table setting guidelines the salt shaker is placed closer to the right hand, to the right of the pepper shaker. Reasons are that for one more people use salt than pepper, and for the other, most people are right-handed. The pepper shaker stands to the left of the salt shaker, and for added esthetiquecal definition it should angled slightly above the salt shaker.

Are Salt and Pepper considered lucky or unlucky?

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Tipping a salt shaker over, aka spilling salt: very unlucky, at least according certain superstitions. There are a few explanations about why spilled salt is bad luck, the most known is, that at the Last Supper Judas Iscariot has knocked over the salt with his elbow, betraying Jesus Christ, therefore people began associating salt with lies and disloyalty. At least that is what Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper suggests.

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Well pilling salt is bad luck but don’t worry: throwing a pinch over your shoulder reverses the devil, who was waiting there to force you into bad behavior. By throwing a bit of salt over your left shoulder you can blind the devil, at least that’s what some people say.

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Also, salt is used to repel ghosts and demons, which belief originates from Buddhism and Shintoism. Therefore in many Asian countries salt is used to purify or sanctify a place, and explicitely to ward off evil spirits. To be honest, as for salt being a natural cleanser to be used to scour out pots, even as toothpaste or to remove rust, there’s no big leap from natural to supernatural cleansing. Even in Western countries salt lamps are used for more welcoming and balanced athmosphere.

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On the other side, if you spill pepper, or even if you just hand it to your friend, fate will bring you into a passionate argument with each other. Why? No one really knows, but rumor says it’s because you are already distracted over a serious topic and you will want to speak about it to your firend, asking him for solutions.

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Who or what is Salt’N’Pepa?

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On above photo you can see Salt-N-Pepa performing at the Canberra Theatre in 2013. They’re shakers too, but a different kind of: musical ones! Salt-N-Pepa/Salt ‘N’ Pepa/Salt ‘N Pepa is an American hip-hop girl group formed in 1985. Their achievements in rap music are remarcable, including not only platinum and gold albums, but also Grammy nominations and actual wins.

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Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop (Official Video) from their official Youtube channel

What hair color is Salt and Pepper?

In this case, it is correctly written as salt-and-pepper and serves as an adjective. Salt-and-pepper then means having black-and-white or dark and light color intermingled in small flecks. As a hair color it can be achieved naturally by greying or by chemical colorization. Of course a beard can turn salt-and-pepper too! This is actually a secret of older adults to look a little younger without seeming to be in denial.  Instead of a fake hair color, the salt and pepper will rather look like natural hair color. Ask for some grey for platinum or white hair to achieve antiaging the most natural way.

Rarely young adults might feel the need for a touch of gray, for example if theybelieve it will get them more respect or want to appear older and wiser. This need can come up in an acting career or in a profession of much responsibility.

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