Would you like some fresh ground pepper?

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  1. stealyerface

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    I am not sure I have ever seen the rch in the same vicinity as hot chocolate.

    I did, however, buy a "Russian Roulette" form of a game, which consisted of five chocolates with a cherry inside, and one with a ghost chili.

    The idea was to offer the chocolates to a person, and after they popped it into their mouth and chewed it, the next person in line went for their choice, and so on.

    As it turned out, I played with two buddies, and lost horribly on the 5th chocolate.

    Sweet and savory perhaps, but holy mackerel a raw ghost chili disguised in chocolate is a horrible fate to suffer.

    Those things are ridiculous, and I LOVE hot food.

    I will also add that there was residual shock value approximately 11 hours later.

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    some people cant enjoy it due to medical reasons.
    (pepper carries mold so if you are immunocompromised
    you should only eat pepper thats been cooked with the meal)
     
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    it's different in that you can certainly pepper your food yourself to your own taste more accurately than some guy standing over you and guessing. I mean what's the proper thing to do, try a little and then ask for a little more until he gets it right? What if he over does it?

    And why not butter my biscuits for me since I obviously can't be trusted to grind my own pepper.
     
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    I will say that I have hosted dinner on occasion, and I have had guests douse their food in salt and pepper, prior to even tasting it.

    In a restaurant setting, maybe one would assume they need to over-season, but a homemade meal, geez, give a guy some credit.

    Now, on a Caesar salad, the restaurant does not typically put any pepper on them, and I find that to be a nice taste combination, with the pepper playing nicely with the sweetness of the dressing.

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    That's what I was saying! But my knowledge of peppercorns was immediately impugned.

    I admit now though, it is not as clear cut as I initially thought: take a flavor gamble by letting the waiter pepper your food or use the communal mill that someone's kid licked. That concealed pepper grinder may be the way to go.
     
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    Skip the pepper. Go for the ants

     
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    The primary protocol in the pepper grind ritual is when the customer nods, or says, "that's good" the waiter stops grinding. The whole point of the procedure is that the customer has control of the amount of pepper.

    I love ground black pepper on my food, as does nearly all my friends and family and so I'm usually in the company of people that welcome the black pepper grind.

    Even better than pure black pepper in my opinion is a mix of different types of peppercorns. Packaged pepper grinds can be purchased at the grocery store contain multiple types of peppercorns.
     
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    I trust a waiter knows the pepper mill hes using moreso than I would,
    and also he/she is trained in the art of peppering in the dimly lit
    atmosphere of a restaurant.
    Thats why I prefer the waiter to do it.
    I would end up peppering half the table, and in my wine
    if I were forced to wield an OLive Garden sized pepper mill.
    Leave it to the pros!

    also grinding pepper is a task too menial for me to have to do.
     
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    This is a post that reminds me TDPRI needs a "Like" button!

    "I would end up peppering half the table, and in my wine
    if I were forced to wield an OLive Garden sized pepper mill."

    You and me both! :)
     
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    So now grinder pepper is too menial of a task? What about cutting up a steak or blowing on hot soup?
     
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    In London hotels hire professional bed warmers to
    get in your bed and warm it up. I like that idea.
     
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    ...or grinding up food with your teeth, also known as chewing?
     
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    I hate being in Japan sometimes. All the good pepper grinder comments are taken before I even wake up.

    For what it's worth, I always say yes when they ask me if I want them to grind a little pepper over my salad. Tastes good, fresh ground pepper has a nice aroma, and it makes me feel like I'm in a classy joint. :cool:
     
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    Plebe!
     
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    posted in error.
     
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    its always worrisome when the first thing the waiter tries to do is improve on what the chef has cooked.
    Ever happened to the gigging guys that the waiter asks to play your song for you? Or asks if you need a little more reverb with that?
     
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    this is a tough analogy to come up with but I think it would be more like if the waiter asks if you would like to be seated closer or further away from the band
    so as to hear it better or less depending on your pleasure.

    not everyone likes salads with pepper and its not necessarily in the recipe.
    It has nothing to do with the chef.
    This is not akin to putting ketchup on a steak.
     
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    Ah, fresh cracked pepper. The essence of good salad.
     
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    If it weren't a part of the recipe, it wouldn't be offered. The stuff in the kitchen is usually pre-ground, and it loses its complex flavor fairly quickly. The waiter offering freshly cracked pepper is an assurance of its freshness, and allows it to be applied according to the diner's preference. It doesn't necessarily need to be made into a production, except that good pepper mills are expensive, and if small pepper mills are placed on each table, they have a tendency to disappear.
     
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