Salt and pepper are the two oldest and most popular seasonings in the world. Now considered kitchen staples, the containers that hold salt and pepper are just as important as the seasonings themselves.
They rest side by side on our tables and counters, perched in cupboards and up on shelves. You may have a set to remind you of a special trip or an antique pair that has been handed down in your family for generations. Salinopeperophilia, the love of saltshakers and pepper shakers, is more prominent than ever. Today shakers come in every conceivable shape and size and are made in a variety of materials including wood, metal, ceramics, glass, and plastics. Any set in its original combination is a pair.