And salt's cheating.

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Pavel Pin

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While both eating a lunch at restaurant, Tony says to Don Shirley about food :

Hey, I'm just saying it's salty. And salt's cheating. Any cook can make things salty. To make it taste good without the salt, with just the other flavors, that's the trick.

What is the meaning of "salt's cheating"?
Source: Green Book 2018
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