Reading: An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

All ingredients need salt. The noodle or tender spring pea would be narcissistic to imagine it already contained within its cell walls all the perfection it would ever need. We seem, too, to fear that we are failures at being tender or springy if we need to be seasoned. It's not so; it doesn't reflect badly on pea or person that either needs help to be most itself.