So when does salt loos it's flavor as in the biblical reference that
never made any sense to me?
On 2/14/2014 11:40 PM, Franz wrote:
> You are looking at it backwards.
> They didn't infuse salts so much as they used salts to preserve other herbs. Example: herb d'Provence, which is a number of herbs local to Provence, France, chopped into sea salt to dry it out.
> The herbs don't flavor the salt, the salt dries the herbs.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 14, 2014, at 9:05 PM, Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Yes, please. This discussion has gotten me interested in seeing if there really is a taste difference between the different salt sources.
>> These different salts have been a recent, growing fad. Not too long ago, it was difficult to simply find sea salt.
>> Then a number of salt samples can join my collection of different honeys (from a Pennsic merchant when he was shutting down) and various 'medieval' spices, also mostly from Pennsic.
>> I haven't seen any evidence that medieval Europeans infused salts, but they did infuse sugar with other spices.
>> flavord-sugars-msg (8K) 3/27/05 Period flavored, infused sugars.
>> On Feb 14, 2014, at 12:57 PM, Ted Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> Wow was I wrong. Its Hawaiian sea salt, and they said you can find it in
>>>>> local fresh markets where they have a selection of salts.
>>> Oddly enough, I was in Key West a couple of days ago, and wandered into
>>> a tea-and-spice shop on, hmmm, Front Street near Duval I think. They
>>> had quite a selection of salts, both self-flavored (habanero salt;
>>> garlic salt; triple-something salt) and naturally flavored of
>>> several types, including fleur de sel, and some sort of Mediterranean
>>> salt not FdS, and a few others.
>>> I've got their website. If anyone wants to check to see if they have
>>> correct salts, ask.
>>> (Their business card and the website are hidden somewhere in my
>>> luggage, else I'd post right now.)
>> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
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