Can something as simple and basic as salt be that unique and different that its worth writing about? The answer is yes, of course; I am writing this blog aren’t I?
I am a HUGE fan of pretty much every cooking show in the world! From the Naughty Gordon Ramsay ( my favourite), to Top Chef ( I love you Padma Lakshmi, email me .. we should hang), and everything in between. And there is one thing these shows have taught us and said it over and over again. SEASON, SEASON,SEASON, all your food. So frankly, yes SALT is super important. Without it, most meals would taste bland and pretty much get you eliminated from the show!
However… not all salt is created equal and there are many “types” to choose from.
We have Himalayan Pink Salt, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Celtic Salt (to name a few)… and then we have plain old refined table salt.
First I bought standard table salt. Ok so I have put it out there people. Then I moved up in the world and salt flakes was the only salt that entered our house. Now I have discovered the “HOLY GRAIL” of salt , “Fleur de Sel” made by SAL de IBIZA.
For over 2,700 years, a sea-salt of premium quality has been harvested in the saline fields on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. I have this image now of running super slow, free , bare footed, hands in the air. Surrounded by crystals, super shiny crystals. Ok back to the story now. The fragile “Fleur de Sel” crystals only form in conditions of abundant bright sunshine, low humidity and gentle winds. “Fleur de Sel” is exceptionally rich in vital minerals and trace-elements. It is surprisingly mild, yet very aromatic.
Sal de Ibiza, ‘Fleur de Se’ contains no additives whatsoever and is slowly dried under the Ibizan sun accompanied by an ocean breeze. It is gently ground in ancient stone mills, enabling the salt to retain its more than 80 vital minerals and trace-elements which are essential for the human body.
Each jar of Sal de Ibiza Fleur de Sel contains 125g or approx. 4.4oz of salt.
What’s the Texture? Crystalline, which means that fleur de sel melts slowly in the mouth. Its earthy and has a wonderful flavor that lingers on the tongue.
The jars have a production date stamped on them. This is not an expiration date as this is a product that does not expire. How cool is that!
The product is in a light blue ceramic jar with a cork top and a ceramic spoon for ease of dispensing.If you are crafty you can recycle the jar and use it for something else later too.
It is a perfect gift for anyone with refined taste. Ohlala. Fleur de sel is known as a “finishing salt,” because it is not used to cook with, but rather added after a meal is complete. Sprinkle it on a salad, risotto, or grilled vegetables for a beautiful texture and flavour.
For my friends in Australia – you can type this address in to purchase this product :- http://www.gourmetlife.com.au. You may already be lucky and have a store close to you or click on the following link http://www.saldeibiza.com/de/fleur-de-sel.html and buy this and many more of their products on-line.
I look forward to your comments.