Cameron Begg wrote, >"Add the salt to the food separately." > >This from a chef? over the saltiness of a dish than if one uses salt separate from the seasoning. It's not a matter of salt being a bad thing: it's a matter of adjusting the taste. I had a near disaster at work (I cook lunch at a school) because of an unordered substitution of one brand of chili powder for another, which happened to contain salt. Fortunately, I tasted the stuff before pouring it into the meat, and made the necessary changes. BTW, I *know* that chili powder is not the ideal form of El Grande, but one must pick one's concessions in accordance with the working conditions..... Alex Alexandra Soltow email@example.com <*><*><*><*><*><*> I honor and express all facets of my being, regardless of state and local laws.