Good article, Andy.
About seasoning from a height, it's important to do this, and sprinkle evenly, with all seasonings in all kinds of dishes. People often dump seasonings for, say, a tuna salad, in a pile on top of the food, which can create a pocket of seasoning that doesn't get mixed in evenly. So you get a bite of the food with a big hit of salt and pepper, etc., and other bites have no seasoning at all.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller