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How much salt should I add to a dish?

After so many years of cooking, I can usually taste a dish and adjust it to find that point where the salt is just enough to bring out all the flavors without crossing over into oversalted. I find that I have a difficult time communicating that art to others. Are there any exercises or tricks I can teach people to learn this all important skill?

marked as duplicate by Ocaasi, user1274, hobodave Aug 16 '10 at 8:00

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  • I think that post will cover it. – Ocaasi Aug 16 '10 at 7:05
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    This question covers an entirely different ground than the other one. It is discussing how to pass on your trained palate to others in quick and efficient method. The answers to the other question don't read as suitable explanations for this one. In other words, you couldn't take any of them and place it under this question and expect it to be accepted. – sarge_smith Aug 16 '10 at 8:05
  • You're missing the obvious @sarge. If you ask "how much do I salt?" the answer is in that thread. If you ask "how do I teach someone to salt?", the answer is "go read that thread". Marking this as a duplicate does just that. – hobodave Aug 16 '10 at 8:09
  • I grasp your point, but sending someone to that thread isn't going to the best way to teach someone to salt. The answer to every question on this site could just be "google it" but we all know that this site exists because that isn't the best answer to the problem, and in this case, read that thread isn't the best answer to how do I teach this person in front of me how to salt food correctly. – sarge_smith Aug 16 '10 at 11:10
  • @sarge I'm pretty much the last person to recommend closing a question--I'd rather improve it, answer it, make it more relevant, emphasize an angle, or just tolerate it and see what happens...but this was really a duplicate. If you read that thread, it's a thorough answer to the complexity of understanding, learning, and implicitly teaching about salting to taste. – Ocaasi Aug 16 '10 at 11:31

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