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Salt grinders are so stupid. They exist only to make people feel fancy, and do nothing at all to food except make you have to use both hands while cooking or eating it. I love salt, but people have gotten way to snooty about it. For the most part, it's fucking sodium chloride. I'd like to go to one of those yuppie-ass salt stores, blindfold the pretentious fucks, and watch them have absolutely no idea which one is which. I reckon we can all agree on the subtle tones of just about anything, as long as we can read the labels.
Also, I don't understand how people came to believe that black pepper is better when coarsely ground. Why leave all the spice of the white part trapped inside huge chunks? Maybe so it can get jammed in your molars? It's SO much more flavorful if you unleash that shit. People do this dumb stuff with food because other people who don't know what they're talking about tell them it's better that way. And then it becomes the standard, without anyone stopping to think that it was really just started because someone needed to feel important and knowledgeable about something.