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6 Kinds of Cooking Salts
Unlike common table salt, sea and kosher salts have layer after layer of flavor. And because they’re stronger, you can use less of them. Six types worth noting:
Tip: Kosher salt is harvested from sea or ground water (mines), while the sea salts below are exclusively made from seawater. Their color and flavor vary, depending on origin.
Tip: Dust desserts with fleur de sel, too! It rounds out the richness of decadent sweets like glazed brownies and caramel apples.
Tip: Our favorite flake salt? Murray River, harvested in southeast Australia. Give the peach-colored flakes a try on baked or mashed potatoes.
Tip: Keep smoked salt on hand to achieve smoky taste in a snap—it gives barbecue sauce, corn on the cob and more an instant, hot-off-the-grill flavor.
Salt Basics: Buying & Storing
Tip: Buy kosher salt in bulk, but test out a few ounces of different specialty salts before stocking up.
How to Make Flavored Salts
Flavored salts work double duty on your plate, seasoning and coloring in one step. Just mix equal parts moist sea salt and flavoring in a jar. That’s it! Try infusing it with:
Tip: Sprinkle our semi-homemade calzones with flavored salts—they make store-bought pizza dough taste homespun!
Spice Primer: Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Dried Ginger
Homemade Bath Salts
Quick Compound Butters
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