Personally, I never grew up around a lot of salt. I never really have a tendency to add it to anything at restaurants either, not even french fries! However, as I learn more about the culinary arts I’ve been told that salt brings out all the other flavors of a dish. In fact, on an episode of ‘Next Iron Chef’ one of the contestants was told by a Master Chef to use more salt!
We couldn’t do it ourselves, so now the NY City Government gets involved. While I am all for reducing the salt across NY City, it still frustrates me that people can’t figure this out on their own. Now we all suffer. If I wanna splurge on a McDonalds Big Mac like I tend to do maybe once or twice a year I’m now a victum because the dumb idiots that go there every day have high blood pressure and are obese. How are people ever going to learn self-control? You can’t just take something away from a kid without them understanding why. And then they’ll rebel and want it more!
Again, I am in favor of reducing the sodium levels across the board, but I guess I’m just bothered by the idea that it has come down to a city regulation. People and brands couldn’t handle this on their own.
From NY Magazine: