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


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 7 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...

Questions re Great Lakes Salmon vs Salt Water

by DockPotato 11 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 5 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 3 months 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 7 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 3 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 15 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

making truffle salt?

by pamplemousse 10 years ago

A couple of years ago, I bought a trio of truffle products (honey, carpaccio, and salt) from Far West Fungi on a trip to SF. I hoarded these delicacies away because they always seemed too precious ...

Kosher Salt

by work2eat 4 months ago

Mortons or Diamond Crystal? Which do you prefer and why?

Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt

by Hungry4Good 4 years ago

Does anyone know where to find this preferred Kosher salt in the N.O. area? Thanks!

Is garlic salt iodized?

by Reston 6 years ago

My internet search did not give me an answer, and I don't feel like calling McCormick. Anybody know if it's iodized?

How to properly salt cucumbers before making cucumber salad?

by sweet100s 4 years ago

What is your approach to salting cucumbers before making a cucumber salad? How much salt, for how much cucumber, for how long? I was surprised recently when I turned a huge 18" cucumber in...

Too Much Salt... ?

by Augie6 1 year ago

So, I've came a LONG way since by first days here at Chowhound.... However, I am having a slight issue.. All of a sudden, My dishes are coming out too salty.. Like OMG, what happened salty.. Ho...

Does anyone add salt to home-canned jam?

by oldfangled 6 years ago

Hello, Chows. I'm currently working on my first batch (ever) of jam (it's nectarines, sugar and citric acid) and so far it tastes, primarily, very sweet. Does anyone add salt to their jams/preserve...

Salt in pizza dough

by Bazel 7 years ago

If a recipe calls for 1/2 tsp of salt and you are using Kosher Salt - should you double the amount? My dough tasted a little "flat". Bz

Is it possible to make beef jerky without salt?

by travlnmike 10 years ago

just purchased a ronco 3 shelf dehydrator (cant resist kitchen gadgets) Always wanted to make my own beef jerky but i'm supposed to restrict my salt intake.Most recipes i know have alot of salt/soy...

Hamburger Patties

by susanrdrgz 12 months ago

Season before grilling, or during? My son says that salt dries out (draws water out of) meat if you season ahead of time. He seasons on the grill. Also, what seasoning to use? Weber has a good burg...

Pickling salt - necessary?

by snackysmore 10 years ago

I have made pickles before using pickling salt but this time I am not really in the vicinity of any places that sell it. Does anyone know if I can make pickles with regular sea salt? I am sure t...

Pepper Mill vs Salt Mill- What's the Difference?

by hobbess 6 years ago

I saw a Cole & Mason Derwent Salt Mill on sale, but I mainly use kosher salt so I don't really need a salt mill. But, I could always upgrade to a better pepper mill. Are a salt mill and pepper m...

Morton's vs. Diamond Crystal Kosher salt?

by kemi5 9 years ago

IYO which do you prefer and why? I've used both but never had them simultaneously to do a side-by-side comparison. I believe that the Diamond Crystal is slightly more expensive.