Can You Pass the Salt and Pepper?

By Doug Worrell | Aug 14, 2014

Salt and pepper are two of the most popular spices we use to season our food. If you go to any restaurant, odds are, salt and pepper are already on the table!

Did you know that salt and pepper are married? You will rarely ever see salt and pepper separated! When someone asks you to pass the salt, it is proper etiquette to pass both the salt and pepper together.

Here’s another etiquette tip for you – never use the salt or pepper before taking the first bite of your meal because you could offend the chef. By seasoning your food before tasting, you could be telling the chef that you do not think they properly seasoned the food to begin with.

Besides using salt to season food, salt also has other purposes. On Maldon Salt Company’s website, they list a few facts and purposes of salt that you may find to be interesting:

  • “At one time salt bars were the standard of currency of Ethiopia”
  • “Sodium is key in the operation of all signals within, as well as to and from, the brain.”
  • “Every cell in the body contains salt”

There are also many interesting facts about pepper that you may not know! Here are some facts from The Great American Spice Co.:

  • “Pepper is the number one selling spice in America”
  • “In the Middle ages a man’s wealth was measured by his stock pile of pepper”
  • “Pepper comes in many colors, green, black, red and white but all comes from the same plant, the color is related to how ripe it is and how it has been processed”

If you are looking for some fun salt and pepper shakers, visit our location in Downtown Waynesville – High Country West.





Do you like to cook? High Country Furniture & Design is on Pinterest and has 7 boards you can follow – one being “Cookin’ in the Kitchen,” where we post recipes that look appealing to us and that we think you would enjoy. Even though we sell furniture, we are also people who love to eat, just like you!

Cookin' in the Kitchen