I don’t like black pepper. To be completely honest, I cannot fathom why or how it became as popular on North American tables as salt. In my opinion, salt has far more to offer! That said, I don’t mind changing things up with pepper on macaroni and cheese, but that is about my only exception.
The worst: after finishing dinner and having a lovely vague aftertaste reminiscent of your meal, you discover a piece of black pepper in your mouth that instantly eliminates all other tastes and leaves your tongue burning with its unhappy flavour.
I feel like I’m the only one who refuses a waiter/waitress when they offer freshly-ground pepper. (I don’t even like when it’s not-recently-ground and lost half its flavour…..) Alas, I’m under the impression I’m one of few anti-pepper patrons. Perhaps I am not alone?