Chat with Chowhounds about all things salt, from the coolest brands and varieties to how much you should use when cooking.

The Surprising Ingredient Ancient Romans Used Instead of Salt

When Max Miller learned he was being furloughed from his job at Disney earlier in the year, he didn’t look ahead like most life coaches might advise. Instead, Max looked back. Way back into the past...

Sea salt with iodine anywhere?

by Skip2 1 month ago

I'm looking for medium or coarse grind sea salt with iodine? Can't find it anywhere. Only one was from Morton's, which is fine grind (and I highly suspect Morton's brand in when it comes to sea sal...

Help finding Salt Serving Dish from The French Laundry

by jessicaclaranoelle 5 years ago

My boyfriend and I ate at the French Laundry about three weeks ago and he absolutely fell in love with the six section dish they used for serving salt. I've looked in all the usual places (Sur ...

Gummy and dense bread

by SNJ17 8 months ago

Hi Everyone This is my first post here. Although, I've been baking breads for quite some time now, but I face a constant issue of bread coming out as dense. I tried changing flours, moving between...

All-Clad is the Pitts!

by palladin10075 3 years ago

I been a chef in New York City since 1988. Although I never had the pleasure of trying All-Clad anything, almost 30 years cooking with stainless steel cookware, I know a thing or two to say the le...

Where is Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt?

by bsugarcream 1 year ago

This is one of my favorite salts for cooking and baking. Suddenly I cant find it at Kroger, Publix or Walmart. I finally found it on Amazon. Anybody have a clue why it's not in grocery stores?

Huh???? Does this King Arthur salt really improve yeast breads????

by soccermom13 11 months ago

Just saw this product from King Arthur, which they say "helps feed yeast in a rising loaf." Does anyone know if this really does make a difference in the finished loaf of bread? Thanks! http...

Persian (Iranian) Blue Salt?

by Ilovemydog 11 months ago

Is this available in a store somewhere in LA ? Help - it's too late to order online in time for holidays!

Brining an already salt injected frozen turkey?

by beckster914 11 years ago

I was planning on using Alton Brown's turkey recipe this year which includes brining and then roasting. I moved my turkey today from the freezer to the fridge to defrost for a few days and noticed ...

Salt ratios

by ksmetamaid 1 year ago

I understand some people like/need more or less salt, but I get frustrated with recipes that only say salt "to taste." Does anyone know of basic ratios of salt when cooking for the average palette...

What's your Salt Fetish?

by garfish 12 years ago

I have two that come to mind off hand: 1. I love to sip Worcestershire sauce. My mom really worried about that. 2. Every now and then I get a craving for a very salty glass of tomato juice.

FINALLY... a real, honest-to-Hashem method for making real lower east side SALT FERMENTED KOSHER DILL PICKLES, as directed by Moe, a 90+ year old former pickle master

Mr Taster
by Mr Taster 9 years ago

Last month a friend and I attended what turned out to be a spectacular free presentation on the history of the traditional kosher dill pickle, as they were made and sold out of barrels in the Jewis...

JonVince recommendation

by mordylishus 1 year ago

JonVince has "Himalayan" salt at $4.99 a lb. The rule is taste everything for freshness before you buy from bulk at JonVince, but there is no concern about freshness here! I've seen it cheaper as a...

Salt in baking....what's the point?

by Richie 15 years ago

How many of you use salt in baking cakes,cookies,etc? The last thing I want to taste in a chocolate chip cookie is salt.......yuk!!! I can taste the salt immediately when I take my first bite! Doe...

Questions re Great Lakes Salmon vs Salt Water

by DockPotato 12 years ago

I don't think I've ever experienced truly wild Pacific Salmon, okay, maybe dining out, but never on our counter. Coho, Chinook and Kokanee (Pink) Salmon are readily available on the Lakes, and they...

Rock Salt for Making Ice Cream

by ninrn 6 years ago

Do you use the same rock salt for an ice cream maker as the kind that is used for de-icing roads? The label warns about impurities and says it's not for consumption. I guess it doesn't get into t...

Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, where to find it?

by Medamida 2 years ago

I found out this week that the company is no longer selling their retail size canister and are discontinuing their food grade retail presence. The customer rep I talked to said to check food distri...

Who pre-salts prime rib?

by steakrules85 9 years ago

Making my prime rib for Christmas and was curious what the opinion is on pre-salting prime rib vs. applying the salt right before you place in the oven. Some say that applying salt too early (overn...

Champagne with salt???

by josephnl 5 years ago

We are vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and had dinner at a spectacular, elegant, and expensive restaurant last evening...El Farallon. They have a wonderful champagne bar where they offer a wi...

When do you add salt to your home cooked beans?

by SPencer 17 years ago

When do you add salt to your home cooked beans? I've read that it's best to wait till they are done so that moisture uptake won't be inhibited. Any thoughts? SPencer