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    Default Why do people get offended when you add salt/pepper?

    Why do some people get offended when you add salt/pepper to your food lol
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    I had a friend get offended when I added salt and pepper to a breakfast he cooked. He got bent because "a chef presents the food as he wants you to eat it". I told him he wasn't a chef and I liked salt and pepper.

    I think it's just the sense on the part of whoever cooked the food that you don't enjoy it as they made it. Ridiculous in my opinion. Even top-notch restaurants put salt, pepper and condiments out when appropriate.
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    I had a friend who would put tomato ketchup on EVERYTHING...
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    People get offended because they expected (or were hoping) to prepare it in the most pleasing and perfect way possible, so can't understand your need for alteration. In a formal setting it can even be considered an insult to adulterate a dish this way. Because of course, the chef is the expert. Not your tastebuds.

    I'm not saying they're right, but that's why.

    I think putting ketchup on everything would be more offensive though ...
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    The more salt n' pepper the better people! There's no reason to be offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salt n' pepper View Post
    The more salt n' pepper the better people! There's no reason to be offended.
    Hah! I'm offended now the salt n' pepper's been added to this thread!
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    they need to think they're superior and we can't possibly have difference in taste preference. but it might be if you do it before you take a bite, i usually take a bite then decide. and sometimes I'm just craving salt and pepper and its not socially acceptable to just eat it straight.
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    I didn't understand this too until I started cooking things with salt and pepper for people. I thought I had added the "right" amount, and then my dad drowned his food in more salt and pepper and I had this strange righteous urge to slap him.

    Strangely, it doesn't happen when I prepare foods that I don't feel like I've added enough salt/pepper to, like soups.
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    After my grandfather's stroke [runs in the family, uh-oh...] he all of a sudden had an acute sensitivity to pepper, and can't eat stuff if it's slightly "hot." For some, it really does spoil their entire eating experience.

    Also, if someone gives it to you, it's like an indictment of the food's quality, and thus, the cook. It says, "Wow, this is awful, better drown the taste of death in salt and pepper to get through this."



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    Salt and pepper is a to taste thing. I don't get offended if people say things I cook need more salt, or pepper, simply because I know I tend to undersalt things according to other people. (I some times don't add salt at all).
    Adding tomato sauce to every thing is just offensive though.
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