It’s the surprise dessert topping everyone is hot for right now.
It’s the surprise dessert topping everyone is hot for right now. “Like salt, pepper helps bring out the sweetness of fruit,” says chef Nick Licata of Villanelle in New York City, who uses it in his watermelon sorbet. And the spice has plenty of antioxidants, so you score a nice health boost. Try Nick’s shake-and-make ideas: Crack some pepper over any fruit salad to give it a different spin, add it to a bowl of fresh cherries with a drizzle of olive oil for a sophisticated dessert, or use it to ﬁnish grilled stone fruit or pineapple.
Freshly ground peppercorns pack more flavour than the stuff in a shaker.