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Questions about the use of spices, herbs, salt and other flavorings to create the desired flavor in the final dish. See also the [salt] tag. For questions about seasoning cookware (e.g. cast iron) please use the tag [seasoning-pans]. Note that questions on flavor combinations (as in, "how should I season X", or "what seasoning goes with X") are off topic. This is a general site rule that goes beyond this tag.

There is no universal definition of "seasoning", the word means different things to different people. The answers to "Is there a difference between seasoning and flavouring?" are divided, but the combined answers do give the reader a basis for communication, and this tag is intended to broadly cover the ways people use the term, rather than trying to mandate a particular definition.