Friday, May 24, 2013

Cutting Salt

 A Mexican girl was trying to explain to me how to make a noodle soup earlier today. One of the things she said was, “Don’t add the salt until, like, ten minutes after you add the tomato, otherwise the salt will cut the tomato.”
The salt will cut the tomato. I was confused, and asked what she meant, and she said, “The salt will stop the noodles from absorbing the flavor of the tomato.”

 I thought it was a cute way of wording that. The salt will cut the tomato.