If you didn’t go to culinary school, and you aren’t obsessed with Food Network, then you may not be aware of the fact that you should be layering your seasoning. This means, quite simply, seasoning every step of the way. Of course, many of us don’t do it, and it can be somewhat disastrous if you wind up OVER-seasoning your food. But the point is to season your food before you are done cooking, and definitely before you are about to plate it. It might be daunting at first, considering many home-cooks are afraid of over-seasoning their food, and it’s true: you can always add more salt but you can’t take it away. However, if you get into the habit of seasoning your food earlier on, you’ll notice a difference. Adding salt during the cooking process makes food taste flavorful and bold; adding it AFTERWARDS makes it taste salty. So get in the habit of seasoning in stages, tasting as you go along. It’s all about setting the groundwork for an amazing dish.

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