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SeasoningSeasoning is the process of adding flavours, or enhancing natural flavour of any type of food. Common seasonings include black pepper, salt, and herbs. Salt may be used to draw out water, or to magnify a natural flavour of a food making it richer or more delicate, depending on the dish. For instance, kosher salt (a coarser grained salt) is rubbed into chicken, lamb, and beef to tenderize the meat and enhance flavour. Other seasonings like pepper and basil transfer some of their flavour to the food. A well designed dish will combine seasonings that complement each other.
In addition to the choice of herbs and seasoning, the timing of when flavours are added will affect the food that is being cooked.
In another culture, meat is seasoned by pouring sauce over the dish at the table.
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