Stop! 5 Ways You're Using Salt Wrong
These lessons from Alison Cayne's new book, The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School, show that how we treat this humble ingredient can change everything.
You're Using the Wrong Kind
If you make only one adjustment to the way you use salt, let this be it: Save the table salt for baking, and use kosher or fine sea salt for cooking. The larger crystals may seem saltier, but they just dissolve more slowly, so the flavor lingers. At her New York City cooking school and café Haven's Kitchen, Cayne recommends students use a fine sea salt, such as La Baleine, while cooking, and a flaky sea salt, like Maldon, to season dishes just before serving—its delicate crunch delivers just the right pop of salty flavor.