I enjoy watching cooking shows on TV, but for the life of me, I don't know why all the chefs need to add salt and pepper to meat and other ingredients before cooking them. Yes, I know that salt is a flavor enhancer, but don't we already ingest too much salt that is naturally occurring in foods? Processed foods already have to much salt added. Salt can be added if necessary after the finished product has been tasted.
I do not use black pepper. As my nom de internet already indicates, If I want spicy food, I use some form of piquant capsicum.
How about you? Do you really need salt on your uncooked ingredients before the cooking process is started?