COOKING TIP: Chef's Seasoning Strategy

The following is a  seasoning tip from Chef Emma Hearst of Sorella Restaurant in New York City. It was published in the July 2011 issue of Food and Wine magazine.

"People who cook at home go to restaurants and wonder, Why does the food taste so good? So much of that is seasoning. Tasting every step of the way is important, because flavors change. Tasting before seasoning and after seasoning is one great way to learn -add salt, taste, add salt, taste more. Experiment until the dish gets too salty; that's how you learn."