Friday, September 22, 2006
Pass The Salt
Salt has been a "bone of contention" at my dinner table for a long time mainly because "he" thinks we really don't need extra salt in our foods. Can you imagine a pretzel without the salt covering it......or peanuts? Not me...........What's not to love about salt? I know that some of us have health issues pertaining to salt intake and this is very important. I certaily understand if you would not want to read any further.
Do you think that salts have become rather trendy? We now have a mutitude of sea salts available to us from Europe and even red salt from Hawaii. And we have Kosher salts, fleur de sel, and regular common table salts. So difficult to choose !
I happen to have a passion for sea salt. Before I even have my suitcase unpacked, I am hitting the grocery stores to see what they have on their shelves. I am so interested in the entire process of getting the salt from the shallow beds after it has evaporated into large crystals. The location of the waters and the minerals make the difference in the taste.........there is nothing more satisfying after preparing a dish and gathering up a few flakey crytsals between your fingers and sprinkling it on top to finish off the dish. Voila ! Makes you feel like a real chef......please pass the salt!