Mama Mangia wrote:
This is just my opinion on black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
I never bought ground black pepper - I prefer to grind and crack my own for cooking.
And I don't buy sawdust (that is what I call grated Parmesan cheese - like Kraft, for instance). Fresh grated cheeses give a much better flavor and you can mix two or more together for a wonderful flavor.
Completely agree with you on both points. I usually use a blend of whole peppercorns...either a four blend or a five blend (has allspice in it as well) but will only but it whole and use a pepper mill.....
Parmesan...I am not even entirely sure that junk you buy from Kraft is real parmesan...it may say that it is, but man the taste and smell difference from real freshly grated parmesan is HUGE....