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Old 12-12-2008, 03:14 PM   #11
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using black pepper in certain dishes is understandable... both for taste and in respect to visual appeal. but to NEVER use it and to state that you wouldn't even hire someone who uses black pepper is a much stronger statement.
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It really depends on the dish. I don't use black pepper that much either. I prefer to layer my flavors using chili flakes, fresh peppers like thai chilis, jalapenos, or serranos, or powdered chili like cayenne. Plus, you don't have all the black specks in the food and you can get a cleaner visual appeal.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:02 PM   #12
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My grandmother also only used white pepper.

I use all the peppers, pretty judiciously.

In Louisiana cooking there's quite a bit of all three.... white, black and red.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:35 PM   #13
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It does seem odd that someone would outright ban any seasoning. In my opinion black pepper does have it's place. It adds a certain dimension to some foods that I don't think can be duplicated.

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Old 12-12-2008, 05:56 PM   #14
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It does seem odd that someone would outright ban any seasoning. In my opinion black pepper does have it's place. It adds a certain dimension to some foods that I don't think can be duplicated.

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People do things like that to get attention. She started a conversation on it here, right?
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:54 PM   #15
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i long ago quit salting food that i make. the eater can add their own. most things have enough salt as it is. now i love black pepper and use a lot of it. probably more than most do, started when i cut out the salt.

who cares what anyone else says, i am the one i need to please
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #16
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What network is she on? I also haved never heard of her.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:31 PM   #17
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What network is she on? I also haved never heard of her.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #18
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What network is she on? I also haved never heard of her.
She has a show on the food network and was for a long time (22 episodes I think) Mario Batalli's sous chef on Iron Chef America
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:05 PM   #19
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I wonder if it's a "gimmick" --- to draw attention to herself --- to improve ratings --- to sell cook books --- to make money???

Love black pepper!!!
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:27 PM   #20
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People do things like that to get attention. She started a conversation on it here, right?

Good point.

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