You Should Know
April 2010 Issue
Get the Facts on Gourmet Salts, from Food Fashion to Health Impact
Image an artisanal Viking salt made from Danish seawater, slowly simmered in an old-fashioned cooking vessel over an open fire of juniper, oak, cherry, elm and beech woods. How might such a salt taste on wild salmon or a mozzarella tomato salad? Welcome to the world of gourmet salts, a culinary rage that covers the gamut, from artisanal hand-crafted sea salts to salts from exotic locations, and infused salts. You donít have to look hard to find specialty salts; theyíre in supermarkets, gourmet food shops and in prepared foods with increasing frequency. Itís natural for us to desire good salt; dating back to antiquity, humans valued salt so highly that they even fought over it and used it as currency.
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