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THE SALT TASTE

Common table salt – Sodium Chloride Salt enhances flavour – it has the unique ability to elevate tastes that we delight in to a higher level and to help us discern the more subtle flavours abounding in any given dish. The adjective “bland” would not exist were it not for salt. The combination of sodium and chloride accentuates flavours that would otherwise remain a faint echo of the foods true potential. It is the difference between serving a dish in black and white or in shades of varying colours – from techni-colour to the more subtle hues of the colour spectrum. The good cook will always add some salt to a savoury dish. Even sweet dishes call for a pinch of salt to help bring out the flavour of eggs, milk and sugar. Salt also acts as an excellent medium with which to preserve food (see Chapter on Preserved Food). Adding just the right proportion of salt to our dishes is yet another example of how our senses are quite adept and telling us how much is …