50 Shades of Salt

Let me see a show of hands. Are you a sweet or a salty person? Potato chips or gelato? And for the smug amongst us who are voting for umami..sit down. That’s a story for another day.

I’m salty. I’ll take a good pickle over a pastry anytime. Which is a good thing because living in Umbria, you better like salt.

Good sea salt is about 20 cents a kilo in Italy, so we
use it with wild abandon. You can pour an entire kilo onto a baking sheet to roast a fish and not blink a parsimonious eye. Which also means you can take salt for granted, and not pay attention to all the flavor possibilities.

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Why you need a scale: the salt story

Seems that I’m always getting asked for advice on cookware, what pots, what knives and like most things the answer depends on how much you cook, how you cook, what’s your budget, etc. etc.  It’s all about defining what you need and what you want to do with it. But, if there is one thing…

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