In the medieval era, its fame as a spice attracted traders from all part of the world. A pinch of Black Pepper, with its strong and pungent flavour and pronounced heat, is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable! It is a generic seasoning used along with salt and is best when freshly ground. Keep a pepper mill on your dining table so that you can add its intense spark to a host of different recipes that you prepare. Olive oil, lemon juice, salt and cracked pepper make a delicious salad dressing.