I've just had the first really enjoyable meal since... well I can't remember when I last enjoyed a meal so much. It's not that it was anything very special, but for once it was *properly salted*, like cooked food used to be before all the anti-salt propaganda. I'd forgotten how good salted food tasted
I went off the anti-salt lobby anyway when the nurse at my doctor's surgery told me to cut down on salt. I told her that I didn't eat much salt because I never put it on cooked food at the table, don't eat crisps or other highly salted foods (and yes I know there's "hidden" salt in food), but she kept repeating the mantra, even though she didn't have a clue how much salt I used or what my diet was like.
Let's hear it for salt
Salt brings out the flavour during cooking - it's not at all the same added at the table. People are always telling me that I can add salt, but it can't be taken out; however, that's not really how it works!
I've had quite a busy summer cooking-wise, so my very kind, unemployed son offered to cook for us three days in a row this week to give me a rest. He cooks very well, but won't add salt, and I've missed it quite a lot even if it is supposedly better for my health.
Exactly! It's so different adding it afterwards, and I never do that. I hadn't realised how much I'd missed it in cooking but I'm going to start using it more again now. It can be my one and only vice...