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Old 07-02-2014, 12:33 AM
 
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Just curious. e.g. anyone has used only salt for cooking for many years? or not even salt? or maybe just salt and pepper?

How nice it would be to be able to make tasty meals with minimum flavoring ingredients. I just threw away many bottles of spices that were bought 2-3 years ago but hardly used because it's unlikely I'll ever use them. Mind you, they were not cheap.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:41 AM
 
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Not me! They're not cheap because they're in huge demand. Who'd want to cook/eat without spices? Use them or lose them!
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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I'm a cook. I use herbs and spices. I like herbs and spices. I don't understand the point of the OP. I would think it would be awful to cook w/o them, not to mention incredibly bland.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:55 AM
 
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Well, suppose there is World War III and you can't get spices
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:35 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Well, suppose there is World War III and you can't get spices
Probably won't find food either!
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:47 AM
 
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At last check, I had about 80 different spices in the pantry. I don't know why you would want to cook without them.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Lamb Curry would be quite a disappointment using only salt and pepper as seasoning.
TIP: Don't purchase spices/herbs/seasonings if you don't plan to use them - you'll just toss them in the bin.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just curious. e.g. anyone has used only salt for cooking for many years? or not even salt? or maybe just salt and pepper?

How nice it would be to be able to make tasty meals with minimum flavoring ingredients. I just threw away many bottles of spices that were bought 2-3 years ago but hardly used because it's unlikely I'll ever use them. Mind you, they were not cheap.
You are right, they are not cheap. Now to answer your question: I have always used a variety of spices. Even growing up over 1/2 century ago my parents used spices. Yes, mostly salt, pepper and garlic. Also so used chilie powder, paprika and sage the most. I think it depends on what type a cook you are and what you enjoy. People from farms who were what is often referred to: as old fashion cooks didn't use much other than salt and pepper. My husbands aunt was a great cook, but very farm style: same with my mom's mom. They all depended mostly on salt and pepper. Gourmet type of cooks experimented with flavor enhancers more.

oh, BTW, I don't think a WW3 would make any difference. I was a kid during WW2 and we still had spices, not to mention today, many of us grow our own herbs at least. Spices are here o stay, thank God.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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I use minimal for some things like veggies... maybe a squirt of lemon and some pepper. I hardly ever put salt in anything.

I have lots of spices, though for recipes. I could truly do without them. Food isn't a big deal for me. I'm able to regulate my intake with NO problem. I can fast easily and would rather sleep than eat. So if I had to live with a bland diet I wouldn't care.

I feel for Crones sufferers who can't have any little seeds or spices in texture or they'll get stuck inside of them.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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Well, suppose there is World War III and you can't get spices
I will worry about it when it gets here. I have an herb garden outside the kitchen door and a nice assortment of spices. They do not get old because I use them and share them.
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