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Alan Berner / The Seattle Times

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Exploring spices, we bring the world to our tables

Classic diner shakers contain the ubiquitous pairing of salt and pepper. While salt is technically a mineral, flavored and smoked salts have become best-sellers from the spice aisles. Black pepper and white pepper are two of the five spices that account for half of all spice imports in the U.S.