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...

Salts of the Earth

by Caroline1 11 years ago

Do you play with them? Fascinated by them? Couldn't care less? I have a few and I find them kind of fun. Well, fun when I remember them. Most often they sit on the shelf and stare down at me. ...

Imported Beurre au Sel--Better AND a Value??

by kaleokahu 12 months ago

OK, as a kid, my mom always bought double-salted butter when we were in Canada. We all loved the taste. Fast forward 50 years. On a trip to France as a... relic..., I rediscovered BaS and othe...

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 10 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...

Can Cured Salt Pork Be Used In Place of Bacon?

by Canthespam 14 years ago

Message I am making Julia Childs' recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon for the first time. It calls for 6 oz. of slab bacon. I could only find large pre-packaged slab bacon. The butcher at Mollie Stones...

Gray Salt - Michael Chiarello

by claree 16 years ago

Anyone watch his show -_Easy Entertaining? on the Food Network? He frequently uses what he calls "gray salt". What is that mad of? I keep watching hoping he'll address it, but so far I'm still i...

ISU study indicates diet may help reduce cognitive decline

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Here are four of the most significant findings from the study: 1) Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life; 2) The...

Sea salt with iodine anywhere?

by Skip2 1 year 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 6 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 2 years 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 4 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 12 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 2 years 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 13 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.

JonVince recommendation

by mordylishus 2 years 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 16 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...