There's no S or P on them, so it's down to the holes. Maybe I'll just put pepper in both and tell them salt is bad for you!
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06-08-2012 13:20 #21
06-08-2012 13:27 #22
Ok so here's the explanations behind why salt goes in the one with more holes:
1. People use it more than pepper so therefore it makes it easier to season
2. Pepper is finer and comes out in greater quantities than salt, hence only one hole
3. Back in ye old times pepper was very expensive so was put in the shaker with less holes to prevent wastage
4. Salt is more coarse so to prevent snooty ladies shaking their arms up and down like chickens at the dinner table (and keeping their dignity in tact) it is placed in the shaker with more holes
5. because (if you can't already tell) I'm super passionate about this subject lol!
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06-08-2012 14:43 #23
Often the shaker with only 1 hole has a larger hole to allow for a better flow of salt, as it has larger grains.
The salt shaker only needs one hole because if the food has been properly seasoned during the cooking process by the chef, using flake or rock salt, then you would not need to use much on your meal at all.
The pepper goes in the one with more holes to allow for a more even distribution of pepper over the meal, I don't mind salty patches, but don't like peppery patches.
Less moisture accumulates in the shaker with less holes and salt is far more susceptible to moisture than pepper.
That's just my opinion It is one of those things that people will never agree on, the great salt n pepper debate.
Here is the answer from the salt'n'pepper shaker museum (yes, it's an actual place) http://www.thesaltandpeppershakermus...1Question.aspx
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06-08-2012 14:44 #24
Salt in small hole, pepper with many holes.
But I third, fourth etc the getting a grinder. Mnmm fresh pepper!
06-08-2012 14:52 #25
I have always done salt in the one hole and pepper in the multiple holes as then the pepper comes out finer and distributed evenly.
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