Serious Eats: Talk
Salt and TV Cooking
My mother was visiting me a couple of weeks ago and we were watching some Food Network shows (Tyler's Ultimate, Barefoot Contessa etc). She made the comment that they used way too much salt.
I laughed her off, but I have noticed that if I follow recipes to a T from some cooks from tv they are too salty and I have to reduce the salt. For example Ina Garten's Truffle Mac and Cheese called for a Tablespoon of salt on top of the salty cheese.
Do you think they are using too much salt on tv cooking shows? Do you think it is just for theatrics?