Is there anyone else out there in Chowhound Land who thinks that TV chefs and cooks overdo the salting and peppering before cooking anything? I have nothing against the use of salt if I cook something. If it needs salt, I add it after tasting what i've prepared. Often some of the ingredients already have salt added. I rarely use black pepper because of my obsession with hot pepper (chile, peperoncino, capsicum) in any form.