Re: FW: [CH] Jalapeno seasoning

Doug Irvine (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 19:56:39 -0700

Gil White wrote:
> Having just come from an easter dinner at mom's ( no, I don't have fond
> memories of my mother's cooking growing up ) I beg of you to go light with
> that salt when cooking.  As a guest I can always add more, but rinsing ones
> food under running water doesn't do much for the host's feelings.
> Like every other food taboo ( saturated fats, sugar, alcohol, caffeine )
> there seems to be some problems when one over-indulges.  And few health
> risks if used in moderation.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Cameron Begg []
> Sent:   Tuesday, April 14, 1998 9:14 AM
> To:
> Cc:;
> Subject:        Re: [CH] Jalapeno seasoning
> Hi  C-H's,
>         Would John and Frank care to discuss the following statements,
> excerpted from John's recent post? :
> "We all know the perils of
> too much salt in the diet."
> Tell me what they are, and be very careful what you say!
> " The use of a "seasoning salt" ................................., not to
> mention any possible health related problems there may be."
> What health problems are there for any normal healthy person?
> "Add the salt to the food separately."
> This from a chef? Why? Do you practise your craft in a cardiac unit? Many
> dishes and cooking and preserving methods depend upon salt.
> "I'll step down from my soap box and those who wish
> may flame away.  I'm ready to burn baby!"
> I'm not going to flame you, but I might make sauerkraut out of you!
>                      Regards,               Cameron.

Poor Judy, all she asked was if anyone knew of a seasoning salt with
jalapeno peppers in it!!!! Boy, has she had a surprise, started a whole
new thread, complete with a forest fire(flames)! Personally, the only
salt mixture that I use is celery salt, and only in spagetti sauce, to
enhance the celery flavor(US spelling!)in the sauce before I add all the
hot stuff...I have been accused by northern Italians of being an Irish
Canadian from Sicily....not true! I also watch the salt intake, because
the Bible says....All things in moderation, and that goes whether you
are Muslem, Jewish or whatever! Soo, hopefully this will end the thing,
or maybe not! Cheers, Doug in BC, and I still will not eat TRIPE,
Mexican, Italian, Greek or whatever!