like, there is no reason whatsoever to think that the Jedi, as an order, eat and push the eating of bland food.
you know which order is going to prefer bland foods?
the fucking Sith. you wanna know why? cause it’s easier to hide a poison or other thing that’s Not Supposed To Be There in spiced, strongly flavoured dishes than it is in a bland one, and the Sith order pushes paranoia and distrust more than anything.
why exactly is Lord Baras serving his guests strongly spiced meat? is it because he’s trying to show off, or has he hidden some poison in it? oh, you could have your taster try it, but maybe it’s keyed to your DNA - maybe it’ll kill the taster but then you’re fucked anyway because out will come the sabers. or maybe it’ll just mortally offend him and you can kiss goodbye to your social standing/deal/whatever