A Renaissance pasta dish by Martino da Como from a…
We are right in the middle of World Salt Week.
Salt is a hugely important element — though we think of it as plate-side condiment, it was responsible for building entire cultures. Over 300 years ago, salt was the primary shipment in cargo holds travelling the world’s oceans. Back then, it was a case of “control salt and you control the economy and power.” Check out this book by Mark Kurlansky — it’s very interesting!
Now, more salt goes on our roads than on our food. Use salt wisely and judiciously in your cooking — and don’t eat processed foods — and you will be just fine continuing the important cultural and gustatory history of sodium chloride.
And did you know that cream will whip better if you add a pinch of salt.