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Fare La Scarpetta means to wipe your plate clean with a piece of bread.

What else could you ask for?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gourmet Salt

As I wrote recently, I've been enjoying (slightly obsessed with?) making bread. These two loaves were topped with gourmet salts: red Hawaiian salt and grey smoked salt. The large, colored grains were both attractive and tasty on the low-salt bread. Word to the wise: Limit your snacking on the crunchy, flavorful grains that fall off as you slice the loaf. You won't stop drinking water for two days. 

While it probably isn't necessary to buy very expensive salt, it is curious to smell and taste the large variety of salts that are available. On a recent visit to the Portland branch of The Meadow, a gourmet salt store, my mind went into overdrive with the many dishes I could spark new energy into with salts like Bamboo Leaf Sea Salt or Black Truffle Salt. 

Have you joined the new salt-craze?


Patricia said...

Looks absolutely divine!

Chloe Yelena Miller said...

Thanks so much!