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Is a Salt Mill useless?

Pupster | Aug 26, 2005 10:50 AM

Shopping around for a new set of salt/pepper dispensers, and I am eyeing a set where both are mills.

Question: Is a salt mill not only unnecessary, but actually detrimental, to salt presentation? I ask because so much of the flavor of salt come from the shape/flakiness of the grains. Would futzing with that by running it through a mill actually diminish the quality/specialness of the salt? (I'm especially thinking of higher quality salt, such as fleur de sel or regional salts.)

And if I do get the mill, what kind of salt is best to use in it? Please provide any brand names if you know specifically.

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