Salt and pepper: The most important mineral in the human diet, and the most widely used spice. In this episode, we’ll take a close look at the ubiquitous most renowned duo. We’ll travel to England where a chef heads to the sea for salt, then discover why the fiery Sichuan peppercorn, so highly prized in Asia, is only recently making its way into American cuisine. We’ll also visit a New York chocolatier who adds a peppery kick to her sweets, and a New Mexican farmer who grows and sells chilies on the same farm his ancestors built four generations ago. Join us as we learn why salt and pepper are earning a newfound respect from chefs in the know.