Some think of it as only the final touch or afterthought before eating, mechanically tossed into pots and skillets and languishing in vessels on counters and tables. Everyday we automatically reach for the shakers and grinders without a thought for what they actually contribute to the flavour of our food. But salt and pepper often is the foundation for flavourful dishes - the thing that turns a hohum meal into something special. Salt & Pepper offers up 50 recipes that use this dynamic duo to their full potential. Each of the three chapters - Salt, Pepper, and Pairings - discusses the history, origins, uses and fascinating facts surrounding these favourite seasonings. Plenty of advice reveals the many different varieties of each and which ones taste best with different kinds of foods. The bibliography will lead newly converted aficionados to more in-depth information. Created by a quartet of cookbook professionals including writer/stylist Sandra Cook, photographer Deborah Jones, art director/stylist Sara Slavin, and designer Louise Fili, Salt & Pepper will feed the mind, the eye, and most importantly, the stomach.