Category: Sea Salt

go lb. salt featured in – 202 Magazine (August 2013)

The following is the article as it appeared in the August 2013 issue of 202 Magazine. (Links will be made available once the issue appears online.)    

go lb. salt featured in – go gilbert! (June 2013)

Many thanks to Susan Lanier-Graham for a this piece! (for full-sized .pdf excerpt click here: go gilbert! – june 2013)  (for complete online magazine click here:  

Chitchen Kemistry – Release Your Inner Gastronome!

  Gastronomy. It’s a word not frequently used, though we think it should be! The word itself first appeared in the title of a poem written by French attorney Joseph Berchoux in 1801. The original suffix root of the word (nomy) derives from the Greek… Continue reading

Stop Making Resolutions; BE Resolute.

  It’s one week into the new year, what do you have to say for yourself? Fell off the wagon already? It’s OK, pick yourself up and keep going. The new year always brings resolutions. Most of them are broken within days, if not weeks.… Continue reading

Flavored Salts – How To Make Them Yourself!

(basil salt pictured above)   This weekend on our way home from the Gilbert Farmers Market we decided to make an unscheduled stop at a new Italian grocer we had learned about.  (yes, the same grocer that prompted our guanciale and spaghetti alla carbonara post… Continue reading

National Pasta Day – Spaghetti alla Carbonara

  There are two types of people in the world – Italians and those who wish they were Italians.  –  Ancient Italian Proverb From a culinary perspective, there are few people who would argue with this bold assertion.  The Italians have done for comfort food… Continue reading

No Salt Week??? No Thank You!!!

  There are a little more than 604,000 seconds in a week.  We patiently waited for each and every one of them to pass.  It was our way of observing a moment of silence. . . for the ridiculous notion that the culinary world should… Continue reading

How to: Making the Perfect Pickle (or pickled anything!)

  If you are looking for someone or something to blame, start with Lactobacilli.  It’s all their fault.  Without them, a healthy life just would not be possible.  Seriously.  (more on this in a moment) Summertime brings cucumbers, okra, red onions, cherry tomatoes and a whole… Continue reading

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt: Is it really better?

Over the better part of the last 5 years there has been an absolute mob mentality when it comes to Himalayan Pink sea salt.  Granted, it’s great for some uses like the Saltware™ shown above that we are highlighting in our Cooking With Saltware™ Series. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

What Boston Market Isn’t Telling Customers About Salt

(Image courtesy of Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times) Reader’s Note:  This post is best read while playing Alanis Morrisette’s – Ironic in the background. Boston Market is making big news this week for doing something that seems crazy. Actually it is crazy.… Continue reading