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Do You Salt Food Before Tasting It?

My friend Vikki is a self-proclaimed salt freak. She loves salt so much that she carries small packets of it in her wallet and salts everything before tasting it. I'm the opposite, however; I like to taste the food before I season it with salt. How about you?

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msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
I don't get how people can be insulted by someone adding salt.It's just like using ketchup or steak sauce.People are insulted them.I like salt.I put salt on everything and I'm not going to be apologize for it.Everyone has food preferences and it shouldn't matter.
blooditsnotfunny blooditsnotfunny 7 years
salt doesn't enhance the flavor of foods for me, it detracts from it. whenever i taste salt, all i can think about is how unhealthy it is. I'm also insulted when people I cook for add salt without tasting first.
mcfolly mcfolly 7 years
People who salt food before tasting is one of my biggest pet peeves! If I spent a bunch of time making a nice meal, then I see them dump a bunch of salt on it, it's immensely frustrating. I don't hard is it to just take a taste first?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
My little one doesn't like salt or pepper, so if I'm cooking I add it before tasting, but never if someone else cooked it.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
If I'm cooking, I usually season as I go, but if I'm eating at someone else's house, I'll tend to taste my food first before salting it. My mother-in-law is notorious for cooking with zero salt, so I almost always have to add salt to stuff that she cooks.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I always taste food before adding any salt, even then just a small bit. Salt can make food taste better but a little goes along way.
amber512 amber512 7 years
I don't add salt ever, even when cooking. I find it highly unneceessary. I like the actual FOOD to shine. Not eat salt.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
not a big fan of salt. i hardly salt anything. ever. but a girlfriend of mine got this English salt and that had to be the best salt I ever had. I couldn't help but sprinkle some over my pasta ^^;
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I only salt the foods that I cook at home, but even then, I do so lightly. I have found that most restaurant foods are already too salty, some to the point that I end up drinking insane amounts of water to recover. For that reason, I always ask that they not add additional salt when preparing my meal.
tinydancer85 tinydancer85 7 years
I used to salt EVERYTHING, even fruit! I gave up the old shaker and never salt a thing....
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I don't use salt on prepared foods, just on like home fries or scrambles eggs when i'm cooking them
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Nope. I don't add salt to my cooking or food. It's for health reasons, as I think I'm predispositioned for certain medical conditions due to my family history.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
sometimes..when I'm cooking it myself, sometimes I overdid it. If it's being presented to me (already cooked), I'd taste it first before putting salt on it.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
no, but i pepper before tasting.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
No, it's rude.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I don't but my hubby does. It used to irk me but now I've made some adjustments (adding less salt when I cook) so it probably ends up being better for me.
orangek8 orangek8 7 years
No, but I often pepper before tasting.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
Most restaurants' fare are heavily salted for my taste so I can't imagine putting more salt on it. I believe what skigirl said that salting before tasting can be a little insulting to the chef. I watched a show where the chef went crazy when his patrons would salt the dish before tasting and complained the dish tasted bad.
spngebobmyhero spngebobmyhero 7 years
I've definitely ruined food by salting it before tasting it and I now always taste things before I salt them!
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I used to be a salt addict. Something weird happened where now I never add salt to anything and have even been using less salt in my recipes (except with eggs, they just taste too good with salt!)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
It's funny, I'm not a salt person. I salt certain things after they're cooked(one particular pasta dish i make, corn on the cob, and french fries...that might be it...) so no I never do, but I've read somewhere before (probably on yum!) that it's an insult to the chef to salt something before at least tasting it, because it shows you anticipate his flavour won't be enough for you and you anticipate it will be lacking something/salt.
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