Differing tastes of salt and pepper through my agesSalt and pepper is a combination saying or phrase I had come across even from my childhood. Of course it was the equivalent in the local language s of Malayalam and Tamil. My grandma had some native wisdom and had some basic knowledge in culinary matters as well as native medicine. So she was using pepper in many of her recipes and home remedies. The combination is a good digestive f taken in regulated and tolerable permitted measure.
In childhood we children were given laxatives compulsorily once in a month. Then after the stomach is almost emptied, the first solid food given towards noon was Rice with the side dish 'Cherupayar Chammanthi" Green gram chutney with salt and pepper as other ingredients.
It was after many years that I came to see the twin entities of salt and pepper on restaurant tables. It was just a few months back that I bought salt and pepper shakers online.
But there the use was quite different. But still I relish using the salt and pepper in the soups.
When I was in the middle ages and my hair started greying, my colleagues used to compare it as 'salt and pepper' appearance though a few named it as 'Chaay-shakkar' or tea and sugar.
But when I saw the Malayalam movie 'Salt and Pepper', though I liked the movie, I am still confused about the relevance of title. But only those who have really experienced the excess dose of either of the two in the combination salt and pepper know the real effect. Though either of them can be medicine for sick in due course both can increase pain of the injury.
But many housewives know that salt and pepper come to use as preservatives especially to keep grains and pulses and kitchen masala.
Let me conclude by posing a question for your experience and answer.
Which of the two can be better more in the combination - salt and pepper?
( TOW entry)