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Old 12-02-2007, 10:55 AM   #41
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Salt is only used for cooking Pasta and soup...
My 500g Salt package lasts for more than a year..

until now no-one ever complained about too less salt... even my sister and a friend of mine, both salting almost everything haven't asked for salt... even if I ask because I know they use tons of salt..
I work a lot with herbs, this seems to be good...

but why are people doing this? I can't explain...
Would I be offended if they do so?
I don't know.. maybe if I know who does it.. if my sister would do so, I wouldn't be offended because it's her way to eat..
maybe with total strangers I would, but I do not invite strangers for dinner....
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:33 AM   #42
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I dont mind if people want more salt I mind when they dont taste first.I put S&P on the table when I have guests.Im just saying the guy at Thanksgiving salted 3 times before he even picked up his fork.He would salt and I mean alot set down shaker then salt again set down shaker and salt again and I mean salted he wasn't sprinkeling he had the shaker upside down and really shaking shaker hard.I was quite perplexed he even looked at me once as I stared in disbelief I think he knew what I was thinking.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:36 AM   #43
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I almost always taste first. A few things I go ahead and salt especially at my MIL's since she doesn't use salt or pepper or spices. Her food is pretty bland. Pepper I usually add after cooking since DH doesn't like pepper (thanks to his mom's cooking).
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:14 PM   #44
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Hubby and I both taste before seasoning. I am more apt to drag the pepper mill with me than anything. I tend to pepper things before tasting because I love pepper and know that there is probably not enough pepper on the dish for me.

If I was hosting guests and they asked for salt, it would not bother me one bit if they have tasted it or not. People are who people are and there is no getting past that. I'm not going to sweat the little things. Salt away I say, and then if you say something about the taste... well, it's all on you now! It probably tasted good till you put all that salt on it!!!

Interesting thread... good read!
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #45
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jpmcgrew, If the "salter" complained about the taste after putting a ton of salt on...then I would tell him it was his hand that held the shaker. I don't cook with salt as DH has medical problems that would be compounded by salt, so I put S & P on table. I don't blame you for your upset, we as a society consume too much salt as it is!! Relax.
I generally taste before adding anything to my food, often asking for garlic instead of salt at a restaurant even!! The looks I get...
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #46
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jpmcgrew, If the "salter" complained about the taste after putting a ton of salt on...then I would tell him it was his hand that held the shaker. I don't cook with salt as DH has medical problems that would be compounded by salt, so I put S & P on table. I don't blame you for your upset, we as a society consume too much salt as it is!! Relax.
I generally taste before adding anything to my food, often asking for garlic instead of salt at a restaurant even!! The looks I get...
He didnt complain in fact he went on and on how good it was.None of them there had ever had good stuffing,sweet potatoes real cranberry sauce or a good gravy.They ate everything with gusto they ate the sweet potatoes which they said they dont usually like and the cranberry sauce they were shocked that it was good as they have never had fresh before.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:05 PM   #47
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I do believe the man is salt deficient!!! I can only say "you are a wonderful cook" and he is going to have hardening of the arteries!!
I do believe Henry Ford judged people by the way they ate. Salting before tasting shows poor judgement!! Thus leaping to conclussions about business.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:21 PM   #48
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I do believe the man is salt deficient!!! I can only say "you are a wonderful cook" and he is going to have hardening of the arteries!!
I do believe Henry Ford judged people by the way they ate. Salting before tasting shows poor judgement!! Thus leaping to conclussions about business.
I also think Henry Ford did it for the same reason as they had already made a decision without getting the facts first.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:27 PM   #49
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Some people genuinely have diminished tasting capability. Some people genuinely like salty food. If you consider your food an art (like a painting or sculpture) you have to accept that some people are going to perceive it differently than you intended. Different isn't wrong, it's just different.

What I would find more disturbing than someone adding copious amounts of seasoning without tasting first...is someone who simply refuses to even try something, at all.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:25 PM   #50
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Ive seen many people salt before they taste but this guy wins I have never seen any one salt that much
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