can you think food without spices
3 Aug 12
My grandmother was saying that the taste of the food comes from the spices we use while cooking. So my family starting my grandmother, mom and I also we use a lot of spices. And I love really much salty food so I can't imagine food without spices or salt.
2 Aug 12
I've always tried hard to avoid articial spices like broth cubes or powdered seasonings since they carry much MSG (monosodium glutamate) in them. My husband always reminds me that it's not good for our health, and for our kids also. So I try my best to just stick to the natural salt, pepper, soy sauce/ fish sauce, etc. But it's really difficult to make the kids eat bland viands cooked without spices. Spices add taste and smell to the food, especially artificial spices.:( I can cook veggies even without meat and it will still taste good with the use of the new spices available in grocery stores. And I have observed too, that the kids eat more when the food is cooked with spices rather than just salt or none at all. I myself, would ask for and use additional seasonings on personal saucer while eating when I taste that the served food lacks taste. :(
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2 Aug 12
A lot of food would be very bland with out salt or spices. My granddaughters and daughter don't like to put salt in the water for cooking pasta or vegetables. They don't put much seasoning on their vegetables either. They also don't put salt in their mashed potatoes and they are so bland. I have one granddaughter that when she does us seasoning she goes way overboard with too much. She doesn't it it so she doesn't realize she is putting too much on the food she is cooking. I love my herbs and spices just not too much.