A cook who tastes the food (and has a highly developed sense of what tastes good...) will have an advantage over one who refuses to taste the food, but this can also be said about cooks with severe food allergies along with those whom choose not to eat stuff.
"I knew you before you knew you had hands!" ~Tracey Brogan
Serenity Prayer - Calvin's Edition: For the strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to know the difference. ~Bill Watterson