Gourmet Salt & Pepper

Understanding Spices

Those essential condiments used to season our food every day come in many different guises and flavours. From the finest sources worldwide, each has their own highly distinctive flavour to add an extra dimension in your kitchen…

Using gourmet salt and pepper can enhance and improve your culinary experience by adding depth, complexity, and nuanced flavours to your dishes. Unlike regular table salt and pepper, gourmet varieties are often sourced from unique locations and possess distinctive mineral profiles. Gourmet salts, such as Himalayan pink salt or Fleur de Sel, bring a spectrum of minerals that can enhance the taste and texture of your food. Additionally, gourmet pepper, like Tellicherry or Lampong, offers a more robust and aromatic flavour compared to standard black pepper. By incorporating these high-quality salts and peppers into your cooking, you not only improve the overall taste of your meals but also showcase a commitment to culinary excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, gourmet salt and pepper provide an opportunity to experiment with and savour the diverse and subtle nuances of different salts and peppers, transforming ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary creations.

Gourmet Salts…

Did you know that salt is the traditional gift from one married partner to the other on their 8th wedding anniversary. Read more about the importance of salt on our blog called Eight Wedding Anniversary – Celebrate with Salt.

Pink salt in a finger bowl

Gourmet Peppercorns..

White and Black Peppercorns sitting at the bottom of grinder

For the ultimate ‘pepper resource’, we thoroughly recommend ‘Pepper’ by Christine McFadden. Christine is a very well-established food writer with a passion for spices and seasonings. This book is dedicated exclusively to the world’s most valued and fascinating spice, with 100 stunning recipes. In our view it is the definitive work and essential reading…

Learn more about peppercorns on our blog Passionate about Peppercorns!

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