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Salt vs. black pepper - is it just me?

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Salt vs. black pepper - is it just me?

greygarious | Mar 4, 2011 12:27 PM

I don't add salt to plated food, and only rarely when cooking. I can tell salt when it's on fries, popcorn, in Asian food, etc. But when food has a lot of black pepper, my palate gets confused. I can tell that there is too much of something, but can't identify whether it is too much salt, too much pepper, or both. Traditional advice to people wanting to reduce their salt intake is to use more black pepper, lemon, and other herbs/spices so I am wondering if black pepper fools everyone's taste buds or if it's my own peculiar defect.

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