Pepper, is it going to kill me?
January 24, 2006 9:35 AM Subscribe
Black pepper: delicious, delightful innocuous condiment or hideous lurking spicy gastronomic menace?
posted by felix to Food & Drink (29 answers total)
Every time I enjoy a meal with ketchup, I pour out two tablespoons of ketchup, then pour on top of that about two teaspoons of table pepper. I then stir. At this point everyone at the table is looking at me like I'm crazy.
I know that if I did this with salt, I would be dead within the week; but I've never heard any health horror stories about pepper, and the ketchup/pepper mix is such a revolution in dining that I'm sure that, like the practice of putting down your sandwich upside down, anyone who tries it will be instantly hooked.
Are there any hidden weird problems with eating what normal people would consider a relatively large amount of table pepper?