Do you salt to taste rather than measure?
I would love to hear your thoughts!
In most cooking there are too many variables affecting taste for measurements of
salt to mean much; an 8th teaspoon this time will taste different than next time.
Same applies to pepper and other spices.
Its not a formula for fuel, its food, and it all travels across the taste buds.
Other then in baking which in my opinion is a balanced chemical formula. I can truly say I have never measured an herb or spice in my life when cooking. I go strictly by taste.As that's how I learned.
Always by taste.
I even taste my bread dough before it is cooked, then again I don't measure anything else in my bread dough either... dump mix and correct.
This is one point that I do not agree with the schools. In baking yes measure. Cooking by taste. Show the students by putting a teaspoon or tablespoon of salt in you hand and show them about how much that is. We do it with a pinch why not all? Taste as you go.thats how you learn
I will build a recipe, tracking the seasoning, then write it down for consistency in batch cooking.
The biggest mistake I see is when people multiply the recipe and automatically multiply the salt by the same amount.
Taste for me all the way !!
Except as others have said - Baking !! Thats messing with Chemistry there everything else is a free for all
My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language