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Old 01-05-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Are you an autocondimentor? This is somebody that puts salt and pepper on their food without checking first that it requires salt or pepper!?

I used to be but now It's quite rare that I put salt on my food. It depends on what it is though :) I mostly do put pepper on my food but not if it already has a lot of pepper in it or it's really spicy food. Anyway, I did use to be one lol Anybody one now? :D


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Old 01-05-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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I used to be one but dating a girl who refused to have salt kinda fixed me. A lot of it comes down to weather you are hyper gustative or not (I know Im probably not translating that right but you get the idea).

My roomate kinda annoys me in this sense too... sometimes I'll make something rather delicate or special and before tasting it he will drench it in my "botatina" (a lime based hot sauce) and well inside I feel that whatever I cooked just went down the toilet. You might as well serve the guy damp cardboard if he's gonna drench every thing he eats.

But again, some people have a very sensitive sense of taste (tend to avoid salt, bitters, oil, get's full faster) and some people dont (pre salt or pepper, needs to eat a lot to be satisfied, likes things charred or covers every thing in sharp cheese and bacon).

My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought.
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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I'm not one - never have been - 8)

I've seen people POUR it on without tasting it first though!!!!

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Old 01-05-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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I'm not... and one of my pet peeves is people that are.

I just hate cooking for someone and then having them salt and pepper my meal before they taste it.
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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I love the word, Leaf! DH and I were just talking about this the other night--my dad salts everything, even before tasting it. And like Lugaru, I do get offended sometimes. I cook something with certain amounts of seasonings for a reason. Just try it first! Then if you need to add a bit of this or that, fine. I think part of his pre-salting comes from the fact that my mom doesn't use much seasoning at all in her cooking so there's a need to add "flavor."
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:55 PM   #6
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i used to put tons of salt and ketchup on appropriate things, like burgers and fries, but had to stop. found out i had high blood pressure, so i've almost quit salt completely. it's amazing how you can taste the tiniest bit of salt in things when you haven't had any in a while.
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Old 01-05-2005, 01:32 PM   #7
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I very seldom have added salt, i always taste first. I do tend to head straight for the black pepper, can't get enough! My dh used to be on automatic pilot, but he tastes first now, and just as well. It's insulting when you have spent ages cooking something and people just automatically head for the salt and pepper.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:34 PM   #8
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Taste first. Some times you need a little extra, and sometimes adding it is too much.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:57 PM   #9
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I never did that ... but I had an Uncle that was a devout autocondimenter until one Thanksgiving when Grandma was assisted by Mom, and her two sisters, who all decided to add an extra dose of salt to everything without tasting it ... because they knew Grandma usually salted with a light hand ... except this year Grandma was determined to salt everything up to Uncle Julian's expectations.

Grandma warned him to taste first - but what did she know .... without a taste he poured on his usual ton-o-salt ..... and then knowing brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a card table full of nieces and nephews we watching ... choked down what had to be like eating the Great Salt Lake without a word.

He always tasted everything after that before he "re-seasoned" anything.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:54 PM   #10
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I am with many foods. I love salt and pepper. People often comment on how much pepper I put on some foods.

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