Simple table salt can be transformative on food — imagine unsalted potato chips or french fries. But what happens when salt hits the tongue? Why do some people add salt to coffee? And do we really need to add salt before and after cooking (yes). Paul Breslin, a professor of experimental psychology who researches taste perception at Rutgers and at Monell Chemical Senses Center, explains how salt affects the taste of food.
/ / / The transformative power of salt: Why you should use salt at both ends of cooking