# Salt, pepper, herbs and spices

This puzzle is dedicated to an avid violinist.

Who is the violinist?

Hint:

You don't have to anagram the entire riddle to find out the answer. I mean, what part of the puzzle are you trying to figure out anyway?

• Haha I like the last part for the generalist badge... +1ed – Omega Krypton Jul 10 '19 at 4:41
• @OmegaKrypton from this question ;) – Mr Pie Jul 10 '19 at 9:31

I like this a lot!

It's Antonio Vivaldi - a phrase which anagrams perfectly to 'to an avid violinist'!

The title is a clue since

These are four season(ing)s and one of Vivaldi's most famous concerto sets is 'The Four Seasons'.

• Already?! This is why one must never underestimate the skills on Puzzling... congratulations! You got it! When would you like the tick? :P edit: oh, and glad you liked the puzzle :) – Mr Pie Jul 9 '19 at 11:59
• Apologies! It popped up when I was on lunch! :-) +1 (And any time that pleases you...) – Stiv Jul 9 '19 at 12:00
• You officially have over 30 upvotes! Well done! Also, a further congratulations ;) $\;\color{green}{\checkmark}$ – Mr Pie Jul 10 '19 at 14:49
• @MrPie Thanking you kindly, sir! Much obliged :) – Stiv Jul 10 '19 at 14:52

An alternative answer to this could be:

Jean Sibelius, the composer who as a young man aspired to be a professional violinist, since 'Avid' is the name of the developers of the Sibelius suite of notation software.

Though this ignores the clue in the title.

• It additionally ignores the tag 'anagram' unfortunately, but nice attempt nevertheless, especially for your first answer on Puzzling.SE! (+1) – Mr Pie Jul 11 '19 at 15:46
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