Gourmet Salt Guide
Salt is the prism through which the ingredients, dishes, and people of the world can be experienced in all their fullness and variety.
How to Salt for Explosive Flavor
An in-depth explanation of why finishing salts work and how-to guide for salting your food.
Sea Salt vs. Table Salt
The difference between an artisan sea salt and regular table salt is about as big as the difference between a high-quality fresh mozzarella and Cheez Whiz.
Guide to Types of Artisan Salt
Each type of salt works best in different applications. Flake salts for salads, sel gris for steaks, and fleur de sel for caramels. Find the right salt here.
How to Salt a Salad
The single easiest way to make your salad taste better is to use a better salt. Read about how to use artisan flake salts on your salads.
What is Fleur de Sel?
This classic gourmet salt has four distinctive characteristics that make it the best all-around finishing salt.
What is Flake Sea Salt?
A sea salt with a pantheon of different salt crystals, from hollow Aztec pyramids, to trapezoidal shards, and fine shavings.
What is Sel Gris?
Sel gris is distinguished by its coarse crystals, high moister content (typically around 13%), and minerally flavor. A classic salt for cooking and some finishing.
Guide to Curing with Salt
Guide to Hawaiian Sea Salt
Hawaii has one of the most fascinating and longest-living salt traditions in the United States.
Radiation and Japanese Sea Salt
We're often asked if the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor disaster in March of 2011 affects our Japanese salts.
How to Eat a Great Chocolate Bar
Eating a well-made chocolate bar is not just about taste. Quality dark and milk chocolate bars invite all five senses to the experience them.
What Makes the Best Dark Chocolate? Great Cacao
The very best chocolate is not just the result of expert craftsmanship on the part of the chocolatier, but also on the genetic variety of the cacao bean, soil and weather conditions, harvesting knife work, and skillful and attentive fermentation and drying.