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?

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