Ring in 2024 with These Global New Year’s Recipe Ideas – Black Rain and White Rain Style

Hey there, food enthusiasts! As we approach New Year’s Eve, let’s explore some amazing global traditions and the delicious meals that come with them. Get ready to add some sparkle to your celebration with Black Rain and White Rain Mills!

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  1. Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens (Southern U.S.)
    Down South, black-eyed peas and collard greens are not just tasty; they’re symbols of prosperity and wealth. Why not add a twist with a dash of freshly ground pepper from your Black Rain Peppermill?
  2. Lentils (Italy)
    In Italy, lentils represent good fortune. Imagine a warm lentil soup seasoned to perfection with our White Rain Salt Mill.
  3. Osechi-Ryori (Japan)
    This Japanese New Year tradition includes various foods, each symbolizing wishes for the coming year. Your Black Rain and White Rain Mills will add both flavor and elegance to this diverse spread.
  4. Sauerkraut and Pork (Germany/Eastern Europe)
    Representing abundance, this hearty dish becomes even more special with a sprinkle of salt and pepper from your Black Rain and White Rain Mills.
  5. Tamales (Latin America)
    Symbolizing family unity, tamales are a labor of love. Serve them with a side of your special seasoning using our mills.
  6. Twelve Grapes (Spain/Latin America)
    As the clock strikes midnight, eat one grape for each toll, representing hopes for each month. Pair it with a festive appetizer seasoned by Black Rain.
  7. Bacon and Cabbage (Ireland)
    In Ireland, this dish symbolizes comfort. Add a unique flavor with our precision mills.
  8. Irish Stew (Ireland)
    Nothing says warmth like Irish Stew. Enhance its flavors with a touch of salt from White Rain.
  9. Cornbread (U.S.)
    Cornbread, linked to wealth, gets a new twist with a sprinkle of pepper from Black Rain.
  10. Coin in Cake or Bread (Greece)
    Finding the coin brings good luck. Serve this with a side of perfectly seasoned dishes using Black Rain and White Rain Mills.

As we welcome 2024, let’s make these traditional New Year’s meals even more memorable with Black Rain and White Rain. Here’s to a year filled with joy, prosperity, and delicious meals!


Guy Fieri meets Black Rain

The Epitome of Culinary Luxury: The 18-Carat Gold-Plated Black Rain Peppermill

Elevate your culinary experience with our limited 18-carat gold edition Black Rain Peppermill, a true statement of luxury and elegance. Each peppermill is a hand-polished, gold-adorned masterpiece, transforming an everyday kitchen accessory into an awe-inspiring culinary statement piece.

Luxury Meets Practicality in Every Grind

Beyond its extravagant appearance, the Black Rain GOLD retains the exceptional functionality of our standard mill, offering precision grind settings, even distribution, and ample capacity. It’s a fusion of luxury and practicality, delivering a symphony of flavor with every use.

Exquisite Presentation and Unforgettable Unboxing

Unveiling the Black Rain GOLD is a spectacle in itself, presented in a unique, handmade, exotic hardwood gift box. The attention to detail in packaging mirrors the craftsmanship of the mill, making the unboxing experience a memorable event.

In a recent showcase, we had the honor of sharing the Black Rain GOLD with renowned chef Guy Fieri. While this was a proud moment for us, we emphasize that it was not an endorsement, but a celebration of culinary artistry and excellence.

A Unique and Luxurious Gift

If you’re looking for an unforgettable gift, the limited edition Black Rain Peppermill in 18-carat gold is an impeccable choice. It’s not just a kitchen accessory; it’s a piece of art that adds elegance and luxury to any culinary setting.

Discover more about this exquisite culinary gem. Elevate your kitchen with the unparalleled elegance of the Black Rain GOLD.


The Art of Precision: Elevate Your Culinary Experience with Black Rain Peppermills

Embark on a journey of flavor enhancement with Black Rain Peppermills – the quintessential pepper mill for every culinary enthusiast. Our precision grinding mechanism, akin to a high-quality pepper grinder, is engineered to unleash the full potential of peppercorns, transforming your dishes with just a push of a button.

At Black Rain, we recognize that the right seasoning is paramount. That’s why our peppermills, which double as salt and pepper mills, are designed with an innovative one-touch system. This feature allows you to precisely control the coarseness of your grind, ensuring perfect seasoning every time. Our products are not only functional but also stand out as luxurious kitchen gadgets that befit a sophisticated kitchen.

With a sleek, modern aesthetic, Black Rain Peppermills are more than just kitchen tools; they are centerpieces that speak to the elegance and artistry of cooking. Crafted from premium stainless steel and high quality glass, they stand as a testament to durability and are a must-have for those who frequent luxury stores and value the fusion of design and utility.

Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, our peppermills, including our specialized salt mills and glass mill options, are tailored to elevate your cooking game. Join the culinary elite who trust Black Rain’s mills kitchen collection to bring out the true essence of their ingredients.

Experience the difference with Black Rain – where every meal becomes a masterpiece.


Black Rain Pepper Mill: An Epicurious Kitchen MVP Award Winner

We’re thrilled to announce that Black Rain Pepper Mill has been named an Epicurious Kitchen MVP Award winner! Our commitment to creating the best pepper mill for culinary enthusiasts has been recognized by Epicurious, a revered name in the food world.

Expertly crafted for precision and ease of use, the Black Rain Pepper Mill has become a chef’s essential, earning its place alongside the finest kitchen tools and gadgets. With its sleek design and superior performance, it’s no wonder that our pepper mill has received such an honor.

This accolade cements Black Rain’s reputation for providing top-tier kitchenware that chefs and home cooks alike adore. Celebrate with us by experiencing the award-winning quality of Black Rain in your own kitchen.


White Rain Salt Mills: Unparalleled Quality Loved by Fans

White Rain has revolutionized the way we think about seasoning with its exceptional salt mills. In a market flooded with options, White Rain stands out as a testament to innovation, quality, and design, earning the adoration of fans who cherish both functionality and style.

The White Rain salt mills are unrivaled in their precision, offering a consistent and adjustable grind that transforms any dish into a culinary masterpiece. Its corrosion-resistant mechanism ensures a perfect grind every time, making it the go-to choice for those who appreciate the finer details in their kitchen tools. Fans love White Rain not just for its utility but for the elegance it brings to their culinary practice, proving that in the world of salt mills, White Rain is truly without equal.


Why Black Rain Reigns Supreme as the Best Peppermill

In the quest for the perfect seasoning companion, discerning chefs and home cooks alike have crowned Black Rain as the best peppermill on the market. Its unmatched precision and durability have not only placed it at the pinnacle of culinary tools but have also earned a beloved spot in kitchens around the world.

Black Rain peppermills are celebrated for their innovative design, allowing for an even and adjustable grind that caters to every culinary need. The robust construction promises longevity, while the sleek aesthetics make it a showpiece in any setting. Fans rave about the effortless grinding experience and the enhancement it brings to every dish, from a simple salad to a gourmet steak.

There’s a reason Black Rain is consistently top-rated: it delivers on both form and function, setting a new standard for what the best peppermill should be.


A Thanksgiving Classic Reimagined: Green Bean Casserole with a Twist

This Thanksgiving, surprise your guests with a beloved classic that comes with an unexpected twist. Our Green Bean Casserole, seasoned with the refined flavors of Black Rain and White Rain, now features a surprise crunch that’s sure to delight – toasted almonds.


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Black Rain Signature Blend Pepper
  • White Rain Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (the surprise ingredient)
  • 1 cup crispy fried onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes, then plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft. Stir in garlic and mushrooms; cook until mushrooms are golden.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the mixture, stir and cook for a minute. Gradually pour in broth and cream, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.
  5. Season the sauce with a pinch of White Rain Sea Salt and a generous grind of Black Rain Pepper.
  6. Add the green beans to the sauce and stir in half of the toasted almonds.
  7. Transfer to a baking dish. Top with crispy fried onions and the remaining almonds.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and golden.

Serve this twist on the classic Green Bean Casserole and watch as the table falls silent, save for the satisfied sighs of your loved ones. This Thanksgiving, it’s all about tradition with a sprinkle of surprise.


Elevate Your Bloody Mary with Black Rain’s Signature Blend Pepper

Craft the ultimate Bloody Mary with a twist of luxury—introducing Black Rain’s Signature Blend Pepper. Our founder, Jimmy Olmes, a connoisseur of both innovation and tradition, swears by this blend to transform a classic Bloody Mary into an extraordinary experience.

Ingredients for the Perfect Bloody Mary:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz tomato juice
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Black Rain Signature Blend Pepper
  • Garnish: celery stalk, lime wedge, and a pickled green bean


  1. Rim the glass with celery salt.
  2. Combine vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce over ice in a shaker.
  3. Shake gently and strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Top with a generous grind of Black Rain Signature Blend Pepper.
  5. Garnish with a crisp celery stalk, lime wedge, and a pickled green bean.

The Black Rain Signature Blend Pepper, with its carefully curated peppercorns, doesn’t just add spice; it infuses your drink with a complexity and aromatic bouquet designed to elevate the senses.


Founder’s Favorite: Grilled Tuna Steaks with the Black Rain Touch

In the heart of summer, our founder Jimmy Olmes finds solace at the grill, savoring the aroma of seared tuna steaks—an homage to his seaside upbringing. This dish isn’t just food; it’s a memory, a tradition, seasoned to perfection with a pinch of White Rain’s sea salt and a grind of Black Rain’s robust peppercorns.

Grilled Tuna Steaks Recipe:



  1. Preheat your grill to high heat.
  2. Brush tuna steaks with olive oil. Season generously with White Rain sea salt and freshly ground Black Rain pepper.
  3. Place steaks on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  4. Finish with a squeeze of lemon for that zesty kick.

Jimmy’s pro tip: Let the Black Rain Peppermill do the work. Its precise grind releases the peppercorns’ essential oils, adding a spicy depth to the tuna’s rich flavor.

There you have it—a simple yet sophisticated meal that captures the essence of our coastal roots and the innovation behind our products. Enjoy this recipe and let the natural flavors shine through with every turn of your Black Rain and White Rain mills.


Precision and Power: The Black Rain Pepper Mill Experience

In the world of culinary arts, the tools you use matter just as much as the ingredients. A recent article on Epicurious delves into the emergence of luxury pepper mills, highlighting the Black Rain Pepper Mill alongside the Männkitchen Pepper Cannon. Both represent the pinnacle of grinding technology, but they offer different experiences tailored to the discerning chef and home cook alike.

The Black Rain Pepper Mill, described as a powerhouse for the kitchen, stands out with its button-operated, high-torque, battery-powered design allowing for one-handed operation. This level of convenience and efficiency is a game-changer when it comes to seasoning dishes that require generous amounts of pepper. With the ability to quickly produce from a gentle dusting to a hearty sprinkle, the Black Rain Pepper Mill is not just a tool but a gateway to elevating your culinary creations.

Offering five distinct grind settings, from coarsely cracked to finely milled, it caters to all your seasoning needs. The Black Rain Pepper Mill is not just about quantity; it’s about the quality of grind, consistency, and the experience of using a tool that’s been crafted with precision and care.

Epicurious likens the investment in a high-end pepper mill to choosing a Ferrari over a Toyota – it’s not just about getting from point A to B, it’s about the journey and the joy it brings. In this spirit, Black Rain Pepper Mill is more than a kitchen gadget; it’s an invitation to engage with your food, to savor the process of creation, and to indulge in the pleasure of cooking with tools that match your passion.

As we continue to redefine what it means to grind pepper, we invite you to read the full Epicurious article and see why Black Rain Pepper Mill is becoming the choice for those who believe cooking is about more than just making a meal—it’s an experience.