Wednesday, April 23, 2014

S for salt to taste



"Salt to taste" is a phrase we often see in most recipes and it means the recipe you have prepared needs to be seasoned with salt as per your taste. And no it does not translate to adding so much salt as to actually make the dish salty but just enough to enhance the other flavors. Salt is found on every food table and in every kitchen across the globe. While today salt may not be all that expensive, there was a time when it was prized by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Wars were waged over salt. In fact the word salary originates from Latin word "salarium" which referred to the money paid to the Roman Army's soldiers for the purchase of salt. And of course how can we forget the role of salt Satyagraha movement in Indian freedom struggle. Salt is used as a preservative, to de-ice roads in the winters and a whole host of manufacturing processes.

The stand-out feature of salt is too much of it can ruin the dish, while its presence in just the right amounts can make a simple dish taste heavenly.


This post is shared with April A-Z blogging challenge for the alphabet S.
Picture is  from Google images

16 comments:

  1. A great post on 'the salt' for life.

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  2. Nice post. I think only Indian chefs say "Salt to Taste". I get mad at them. There is no guidance. American chefs will tell you how much salt to put. We can then adjust to our taste.

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    1. Fair point SG, American chefs put down all measures in tsp but sometimes they too say add a pinch of salt.

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  3. I loved the last quote ... our life should be like Salt :-)

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  4. Good point! I like the quote. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Sylvia, see you again soon :)

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  5. A post on Salt!! Very cool!! Love the quote... so true :)

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  6. Interesting post about salt! Love it! ♥

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  7. Good post.
    Let us not the point that Salt is not good for health.Any Doctor will tell you to avoid salt

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    1. You are correct Chowlaji, too much or too little of salt can be harmful. Maintaining electrolyte balance is very important.

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  8. I also hate the when they say salt to taste, why can't they state the amount , we can always adjust according to our need
    But then in my recipe blog which i have recently started , I also feel safe to say "add salt to taste".
    I like all the topics chosen by you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Rama, sorry I never observed the link in your blog for the recipe blog, Will hop over there soon :)

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