Some people seem intimidated by more complex spice combinations, choosing to take a simpler approach, and that is fine too. There is no need to spend hours making Indonesian sambal goreng to benefit from a knowledge of spices. Imagine a simple perfect, sweet, garden-ripe sliced tomato. Add a tiny dusting of Tellicherry peppercorn and a pinch of French sea salt, and that tomato is transformed into a culinary epiphany.
Hill, Tony (2005-09-16). The Spice Lover’s Guide to Herbs and Spices (p. 2). John Wiley and Sons. Kindle Edition.