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 Not Sure How Big a Pinch Really Is
So, how do you start salting your food without measuring, if you're unsure what a quarter-teaspoon of salt even looks like? Cayne has a simple trick: A small pinch is what you can hold between your thumb and index finger, and is equal to about 1/4 teaspoon. A larger, three-finger pinch is equal to a scant (meaning almost-but-not-quite) teaspoon.