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Black pepper has always been second banana to its tablemate, salt. Salt is the world's most widely used seasoning; black pepper is No. 2. Pepper is found most often in basic black, whereas salt offers as many choices as there are cable channels, from pink Murray River salt from Australia to fleur de sel from Madagascar.
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