29 Salt & Pepper Squid

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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Black pepper is so common today that it is easy to forget why it became so popular in the first place. Known since antiquity the “piper”, as it was known, has long had a place in both medicine and cooking. And its not hard to see why. It combines an earthiness with a delicate heat redolent of chilli. It can add that extra bit of something which is why many recipes call for a twist or two of the peppermill. However, pepper is rarely used as an extravagant flavour. There are classic steak dis