Black pepper was once the most popular, in-demand spice in the whole world. Today it remains so common most people think little of shaking some onto their french fries, their eggs, their potatoes…it goes with everything including strawberries. (Yes, try it on strawberries.) Pepper is a bit hot with a biting aftertaste. There is a clean, pungent and warm, lemony essence, which is why it pairs so well with lemon.