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.