Its The Mother-In-Law I Love You Like Salt Story All Over Again! What Is Life Without Salt- You Know The Answer - Its Bland! These 2.75 Inch High Gold Salt And Pepper Shakers Are Hand Crafted. Her Square Clean Hand Cut Body Helps Set Her Sights On A Very Modern Look. How's The Chicken-Need Any Salt? The pairing of salt and pepper as table accessories dates to seventeenth-century French cuisine, which considered black pepper (distinct from herbs such as fines herbes) the only spice that did not overpower the true taste of food. They are typically found in a set (pair) of salt and pepper shakers, often a matched set. We always recommend mixing a few grains of rice with your salt to absorb any excess moisture.