I’m an avid supporter of local produce as I believe it has an important impact in the local community, it’s environmentally better and it’s fresher. While a lot of people are talking about veggies and fruits, I want to talk about an old and not very exciting spice: Salt.
Salt is an important ingredient for all the dishes. I prefer sea salt, for the aroma. First time I’ve tried sea salt I loved the taste, it’s so much better than the other types. I’ve used it in savoury dishes, in salted caramel desserts and just plain on tomatoes and on warm buttered bagels.
We live in the UK and it can be more expensive to buy British. In a hard economic climate we have to reach a happy medium between what we want and what we can afford. But, even so, the price difference between a British sea salt and another one is only a couple of pounds per kilo, so basically insignificant.
There are a few options on the market for sea salt and we have 3 here in the UK: Cornish Sea Salt, the Anglesey based Halen Mon and the Scottish Hebridean Sea Salt.
If I missed a brand, let me know and I’ll add it to the list. It is not a sponsored post, these are only my thoughts.