Salt or Black Pepper? Salt, easily. It's a huge no for most chefs to not use seasonings, but the biggest sin is not using Salt. Salt brings out the flavor of food better than Pepper ever wished it could. Salt also has a ton of uses within culinary arts that I can't go without. It also makes stuff taste damn good. Salt is also needed for the Sodium and Potassium functions in your body that keep your body in working order. Not only is it necessary for health, but it is tasty. But as with any consumable just don't overdo it.