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So I see this trend a bit lately in things I've read. Have any of you
tried any of them? I'm a bit curious, and there is a store that offers
tastings here in the Seattle area. Just wondering if it's just a fad,
or if they really add a lot of flavor, besides salt!

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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:47:55 -0700 (PDT), merryb
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So I see this trend a bit lately in things I've read. Have any of you
tried any of them? I'm a bit curious, and there is a store that offers
tastings here in the Seattle area. Just wondering if it's just a fad,
or if they really add a lot of flavor, besides salt!


I'm not sure what you mean by finishing salt, but if you're in Seattle
and near Pike Place, go to the herb/spice shop at the main
entrance.... it's across from the stall where they throw the fish
around. The herb shop carries lots of different salts in bulk, so you
can buy a tiny amount to try. If you like it, you can always go back
and buy more.

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On Apr 22, 10:52*pm, sf . wrote:
On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:47:55 -0700 (PDT), merryb
wrote:

So I see this trend a bit lately in things I've read. Have any of you
tried any of them? I'm a bit curious, and there is a store that offers
tastings here in the Seattle area. Just wondering if it's just a fad,
or if they really add a lot of flavor, besides salt!


I'm not sure what you mean by finishing salt, but if you're in Seattle
and near Pike Place, go to the herb/spice shop at the main
entrance.... it's across from the stall where they throw the fish
around. *The herb shop carries lots of different salts in bulk, so you
can buy a tiny amount to try. *If you like it, you can always go back
and buy more.

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I read an article about them- they're used right before serving- not
for cooking with. From what I understand, areas of the world have
different soil/mineral makeup, which is suppossed to lend different
flavors to the salt. I saw one that was beautiful pink crystals, and
another salt that was smoked. There are more varieties, but that's all
I can recall from the top of my head. Thanks for the shopping info-
that store is right by my fave, DeLaurenti's.
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Try this page:

http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp

I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel

Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY

Mark
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On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:22:32 -0700 (PDT), merryb
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Thanks for the shopping info- that store is right by my fave, DeLaurenti's.


I don't remember that one. Do you ever buy from Pappardelle's? I was
absolutely amazed by their selection.

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On Apr 23, 6:00*pm, Anthony Ferrante
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Try this page:

http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp

I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel

Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY

Mark


Thanks for the info, So, did it have another flavor to it, besides
salt?
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On Apr 23, 10:17*pm, sf . wrote:
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:22:32 -0700 (PDT), merryb
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Thanks for the shopping info- that store is right by my fave, DeLaurenti's.


I don't remember that one. *Do you ever buy from Pappardelle's? *I was
absolutely amazed by their selection.

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I've never seen Pappardelle's- what do they sell? DeLaurenti's is
right across from the donut vendor and newspaper stand.
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On Apr 23, 6:00 pm, Anthony Ferrante
wrote:
Try this page:

http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp

I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel

Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY

Mark


Thanks for the info, So, did it have another flavor to it, besides
salt?

Yea it does, but as they are čplanktons and algae it is difficult to name
them,. For salt it is expensive, but It isn't really expensive because you
use a bit and you don't use it instewad of ordinary salt in everything you
cook. I paid about 12 euro for about a liter.


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Try this page:


http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp


I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel


Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:


http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY


Mark


Thanks for the info, So, did it have another flavor to it, besides
salt?

Yea it does, but as they are čplanktons and algae it is difficult to name
them,. *For salt it is expensive, but It isn't really expensive because you
use a bit and you don't use it instewad of ordinary salt in everything you
cook. *I paid about 12 euro for about a liter.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Interesting- guess I'll have to go & sample some. Thanks for your
opinion.
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On Apr 24, 12:09 pm, "Giusi" wrote:
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Try this page:


http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp


I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel


Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:


http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY


Mark


Thanks for the info, So, did it have another flavor to it, besides
salt?

Yea it does, but as they are čplanktons and algae it is difficult to name
them,. For salt it is expensive, but It isn't really expensive because you
use a bit and you don't use it instewad of ordinary salt in everything you
cook. I paid about 12 euro for about a liter.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Interesting- guess I'll have to go & sample some. Thanks for your

opinion.

Shalish Alder smoked salts are very nice for Salmon and BBQ/
grilled meats, the Hawaiian Red is also nice.

Try making your own. I mix some salts with
key lime zest and some spices to create unique blends such as Lavendar,
thyme etc. Not as concertrated as the seal salts but still unique.

This is a search start to compare some prices:
http://www.bulkpeppercorns.com/sea_salt
http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp
http://atthemeadow.com/salt/saltlist.htm

Note the course grained salts are usually less sodium than the finer table
salts we know so it is less sodium in the dish.









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On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:54:23 -0700 (PDT), merryb
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On Apr 23, 10:17*pm, sf . wrote:
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:22:32 -0700 (PDT), merryb
wrote:

Thanks for the shopping info- that store is right by my fave, DeLaurenti's.


I don't remember that one. *Do you ever buy from Pappardelle's? *I was
absolutely amazed by their selection.

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I've never seen Pappardelle's- what do they sell? DeLaurenti's is
right across from the donut vendor and newspaper stand.


Maybe the stand has a different name, but you'd have to be blind to
miss it. It's the huge stall that sells a bazillion different kinds
of dried pasta. The brand they sell is Pappardelle's. Like I said
it's near the front entrance - where they throw the fish around.

I didn't find a vendor map online, so I don't have a way to point you
in the right direction. Sorry.

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On Apr 24, 9:26*pm, sf . wrote:
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:54:23 -0700 (PDT), merryb
wrote:

On Apr 23, 10:17*pm, sf . wrote:
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:22:32 -0700 (PDT), merryb
wrote:


Thanks for the shopping info- that store is right by my fave, DeLaurenti's.


I don't remember that one. *Do you ever buy from Pappardelle's? *I was
absolutely amazed by their selection.


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I've never seen Pappardelle's- what do they sell? DeLaurenti's is
right across from the donut vendor and newspaper stand.


Maybe the stand has a different name, but you'd have to be blind to
miss it. *It's the huge stall that sells a bazillion different kinds
of dried pasta. *The brand they sell is Pappardelle's. *Like I said
it's near the front entrance - where they throw the fish around.

I didn't find a vendor map online, so I don't have a way to point you
in the right direction. *Sorry.

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Ok, I know who you're talking about. Last time I was at the market,
they were pushing chocolate pasta!
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On Apr 24, 4:35*pm, "gunner" wrote:
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On Apr 24, 12:09 pm, "Giusi" wrote:





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On Apr 23, 6:00 pm, Anthony Ferrante
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Try this page:


http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si..._reference.asp


I went to a spice shop and wanted to taste Fleur de Sel
and it was extermely expensive and the lady actually poured out one
crystal and gave it to me. I must admit, that one tiny piece had lots
of flavor.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel


Just so you get get some idea about this salt, visit this page, check
out the prices, scroll down and read the reviews:


http://www.amazon.com/Fleur-Sel-Cama.../dp/B000EQSAIY


Mark


Thanks for the info, So, did it have another flavor to it, besides
salt?


Yea it does, but as they are čplanktons and algae it is difficult to name
them,. For salt it is expensive, but It isn't really expensive because you
use a bit and you don't use it instewad of ordinary salt in everything you
cook. I paid about 12 euro for about a liter.- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -
Interesting- guess I'll have to go & sample some. Thanks for your


opinion.

Shalish Alder smoked salts are very nice for Salmon and BBQ/
grilled meats, the Hawaiian Red is also nice.

Try making your own. * I mix some salts with
key lime zest and some spices to create unique blends such as *Lavendar,
thyme etc. Not as concertrated as the seal salts but still unique.

This is a search start to compare some prices:http://www.bulkpeppercorns.com/sea_s...t/saltlist.htm

Note the course grained salts are usually less sodium than the finer table
salts we know so it is less sodium in the dish.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Interesting idea!! I'll have to try that. No problem with the salt
dissolving fronm the moisture from the zest?
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On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:34:18 -0700 (PDT), merryb
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Ok, I know who you're talking about. Last time I was at the market,
they were pushing chocolate pasta!


Heh, I didn't see that type when I visited.

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"Interesting idea!! I'll have to try that. No problem with the salt
dissolving fronm the moisture from the zest?"

No, it "mummifies" quite well in a few days, then you can take the zest and
grind it up and reintroduce it to the salt if you want. Still have a bit of
problems in working on a bacon flavored sea salt

Been experimenting with it since I read it in Jaden's Steamy kitchen blog.
http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2007/0...lavored-salts/.
But when you think about it we have been doing this finishing salt in one
form or another all along. Had a batch of Pink Peppercorns as well as
Szechwan peppercorns along with several brands of sea salts, key limes,
lemons, oranges so I decided to give it a try. Recently have done a chile
lime alder smoked sea salt, quick pulsed in the spice blender to make it
bit finer for the table. Really good on such as grilled meats, chicken and
corn.

Let me know if you come up a fav blend




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