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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Exploring spices, we bring the world to our tables

Classic diner shakers contain the ubiquitous pairing of salt and pepper. While salt is technically a mineral, flavored and smoked salts have become best-sellers from the spice aisles. Black pepper and white pepper are two of the five spices that account for half of all spice imports in the U.S.