New stuff on Sefer Hasidim
בירושלמ' כל הטועם קדירותיו בערב שבת מאריכין לו ימיו
In the Palestinian Talmud - Anyone who tastes the dishes on the eve of Shabbat will have a long life.
As Soloveitchik writes (p. 62):
German pietism is characterized not simply by its extremist ideology but also by its inveterate desire to proffer advice on all aspects of human relations.
Interesting. Because I always feel guilty whenever I sneak a taste of the food for Shabbat. My former roommate would always have a bowl of his chicken soup for Friday lunch, and another friend would gleefully feast on fresh schnitzel. I suppose the Hassid meant simply to taste the dish to ensure it is well-seasoned. Which bespeaks a level of piety on par with standing knee deep in ice water, I guess.