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Salt Talk

I am reading through a cook book I found recently, Best of the Best, published in 1998 by Food and Wine, and claiming to be the best receipes from cookbooks published every year. Maybe – I don’t know.

This quote caught my eye:

“The right amount of salt can make or break a dish . . . In general, though, I find home cooks rarely cook with enough salt. Most people would be shocked at the amount of salt used in professional kitchens, where we season every component of a dish carefully, and then combine them.”


AdventureMan and I gave up cooking with salt years ago, adding as we eat, as needed. I always laugh because food tastes SO good when we go out. We always knew it had to do with the fact the food was salted, and had lots of fat in it that we didn’t know about, but this is the first time I have seen it documented so blatantly. It is just one of those boxed comments, so I don’t know who said it.

March 21, 2008 - Posted by | Cooking, Eating Out, Entertainment, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Technical Issue


  1. i love salt. i love it when its used properly. i hate unsalted dishes!!! I really really hate em! in our house they always undersalt the dishes which makes me always bring my little salt shaker with me to the table. and I always get tortured for bringing it along!

    salt is underrated.

    Comment by Yousef | March 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hahahahahahahhahahahaham Yousef. I bet we come from the same family, somewhere long ago. The two things in the world that make food taste really, really good are salt and fat. Woe is us!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 23, 2008 | Reply

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