Originally Posted by VeraBlue
I rarely use white pepper for that very reason. I'm of the opinion that it smells like feet just released from sweaty sneakers.
Originally Posted by QSis
Hmmmph, I just stuck my nose in my white pepper and didn't smell much of anything except a faint smell like black pepper. Maybe it's old. 'Course I'm sneezing like a banshee, now.
Vera and ke, my Aunt Alice says that brussels sprouts "taste like dirty feet smell". Guess I love dirty feet - I like all 3 things.
I'm laughing my head off at you two. So funny!
I use white pepper because it is milder and when I don't want black speckles on my food - like fish.
But I don't cook or eat brussel sprouts not because they smell like feet, but they just plain STINK! Which is why I don't cook or eat califlower, cooked cabbage, or rutabega, either. Just can't get past the smell.
Send that pepper back. Maybe it wasn't dried enough, and it picked up a bacterial or a smell from something it was near, when drying. Don't chance it.