Monday, April 7, 2008

Something Salty This Way Comes...

What do you do with a man that gets mad when he sees you pull out the box of kosher salt?

"I hate kosher salt. It's not salty enough. Use table salt."

I told him that different salts had different purposes. I bake with table salt. Almost everything else gets kosher. Other salts, (which I had yet to acquire) were good "finishing salts".

He said the only salt you need is table salt. I told him "Just wait, one day I'm going to come home with a bunch of different salts, pink ones, smoked ones, chunks, flakes. And I'm going to make you taste them all."

So today I came home with Himalayan pink salt in a grinder, Australian Murray River pink salt flakes, and Trapani (Sicilian) sea salt chunks.

I hope he drank his 8 glasses of water.


Kevin said...

IO have only used table salt and kosher salt. I will have to look into other types of salt and their uses.

Vicki said...

I'm not quite sure how much I'll use my new purchases, but I'm imagining the flaky pink one on top of fish, or maybe roasted zucchini or asparagus.

Pam said...

Different salts can really change a dish! Try my salt and pepper cookies (and thanks for visitinng my site!).

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I probably have half a dozen different types of salt in my pantry. I use table salt for baking only -- for most everything else, it's kosher salt. For finishing, a variety of sea salts. I wouldn't wan tto cut back at all!

Vicki said...

Hi Pam - That cookie recipe is definitely on my to-bake list. Thanks!

Hi Lydia - With my limited experience, I agree! We should start a salt-lover's club. :-)