This salt and pepper shaker design project started with questioning the match of salt and pepper. Why it’s salt and pepper but not salt and another spice? After some culinary history research, I found that through out the middle ages it was common to see many spices used in the food but enduring popularity of black pepper may owe itself to Louis XIV, who demanded his food lightly seasoned, preferring only salt and pepper be added. The French cuisine developed then was the basis for what the western world eats today. That could be said the match of salt and pepper is formed because of a king’s personal preference, the design attempt to break this long lasting stereotype by making a modular shape to indicate that there could be more spices except for pepper. After all, the flavor of food should be infinite but not limited by any certain spice.
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