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Fancy salts are popping up in gourmet stores across the country. Here & Now Resident Chef Kathy Gunst brings a sampling of gourmet salts for Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to try.
Gunst says these are not salts to use in cooking, but rather as a last minute addition.
"What's great is that it gives you control over your seasoning. The idea behind a lot of these is that you make salt a deliberate act, as opposed to just throwing tons of it in and then afterwards being like 'oh, woops...too much.'"
Salt Tasting Menu
- Fleur de Sel
- Sel Gris Noimoutier
- Black Diamond
- Kauai Guava - Hawaiian Smoked Salt
- Aleppo Chile Salt
- Vanilla Salt
To learn more or to buy any of these salts, Gunst recommends:
Salt Traders / Didi Davis Food
This segment aired on February 20, 2014.