Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't Forget The Salt

"Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn't in them."
 - Anonymous

A Salt Box Is A Thneed that Everyone Needs:
My good friend Genevieve turned me on to the simple joys of a salt box years ago and I am forever in her debt.  I keep the one pictured above right next to my stove and I have to say it is one of the handiest additions I have ever made to my kitchen. I got the one above from Fantes, which unfortunately doesn't carry it any more, but the Japanese Pottery outfit Bee House  makes a nice salt box with a wooden lid which you can get on line from Black Ink.


Special Bonus Rant:
Good old NaCl Salt has gotten a bad rap these days with the home cook which has resulted in a lot of unnecessarily bland food.  It is true that most folks have too much sodium in their diets, but it's probably not coming from salt added by the home cook.  A B.K. Chicken Caesar Salad had 1600 grams of Sodium, that's nearly a teaspoon of table salt !  Processed foods are loaded with sodium, wanna lower your sodium ? Stop eating processed crap, but for gods sake, allow me to have a bit of salt on my eggs, Mrs. Dash my ass.  


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