What if one is only tasting the food to see if it needs salt or other spices is a Bracha required ?
Some say no ,even if he does swallow it.
Others say yes if he swallows it.
Mishna Brura concludes the best approach - if he wants to swallow - to have in mind to also enjoy it as eating food & make a Brocha.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.