When I first started dating my girlfriend, I would make her something and ask "How is it" and she would say "Its nice but its not salty". As time went on I discovered every single meal I cooked wasnt salty, I realised the problem was hers. I stopped putting salt in things as I knew she would add salt anyway. Overtime I have managed to wean her off it.
Well my experience tells me that sometimes I 'need' to add salt to food that I haven't cooked and sometimes it is almost too salty to eat.
I think chips, from a chipper is a special case as you know that salt hasn't gone near the chips and you know if you like salt on chips or not.
I was talking more about people putting salt on prepared food with no idea of how salty it is or otherwise. I have no problem with people putting salt on food that I have prepared as long as they taste it first.
Why? What's wrong with her having a little salt in/on things?
There is nothing wrong with having a little salt. There is something wrong with expecting everything she eats should taste salty.
only thing i ever add salt to is over chips which i rarely have . Or a small sprinkle into potatoes before mashing which i also rarely have.
I add salt in when I am cooking, and when I serve meals I always put salt on the table and usually add a little (or sometimes a lot) to my own food, for more flavour.
I always find when I add salt to my own finished meals my family stare at me in horror as if to say "what the hell are you doing?", I find it so rude.
Exactly. But maldon flakes sprinkled on finished food is amazing. The texture of the salt makes the flavour of your dish pop...