Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros
Salt and pepper are two ingredients that we all have in-house and are indispensable in the kitchen. Because salt and pepper kegs are everyday objects for us, little attention is paid to the design and appearance. Andrea Ludden proves that things can be done differently and that there are indeed attractive alternatives. Over the past 30 years, she has collected around 20,000 seductive salt and pepper pots with a soul and a past. This collection is exhibited in the Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros near the information office in Guadalest.
The salt and pepper kegs have been carefully arranged and classified into colors, materials, backgrounds, old and modern, small and large. You will find salt and pepper kegs in the form of chefs and cooks, egg cups, pastries, all kinds of fruit and vegetables, various animals, Christmas and snowmen, umbrellas and washing machines. Some pepper mills reach up to 1 meter high. You will have to discover it for yourself. All of them are real works of art. It is impossible to view them all individually.
Where does all that creativity come from? In addition to all this splendor, you also get more information about the history of the salt, the story behind the theft of "el Salero de Cellini" and a few facts about pepper via wall panels. At the end of the tour there is a world map. Mrs. Ludden appreciates it if you use a nail to indicate from which country you come to visit her collection.