GG: What is the biggest misconception people have about salt?
Well, first of all it ISone of the greatest “secret” ingredients in a chef’s arsenal! I think most people underestimate how important salt is in making food taste really great. The other thing that really is misunderstood is that all salt is bad for you. Not all sources of sodium and salt are the same. As far as the body is concerned, there is no connection between the chemically-cleansed sodium chloride table salt you buy in the supermarket, which is added to virtually every processed food you buy, and the mineral rich organic sea salt available in health food stores. One can kill you; the other heals you. In fact, it's essential for life.
My favorite way to really enjoy a beautifully crafted sea salt is with an heirloom tomato. Slice a summer tomato and a sprinkle of flake salt or fleur de sel and the flavor just bursts in your mouth.
GG: What is your favorite salt pairing?
GG: What is the best way to use artisan salts in cooking?
I started Saltistry to make the "gourmet" experience accesible to everyone. Maintaining the texture and diversity of all the different salts from around the world was my first priority but then I wanted to make them more user-friendly for the non-gourmet type. By infusing a pure flavor into each salt I believe it's easier to use them because they are easier to pair with an ingredient. For example, the lime flake salt with watermelon are the perfect match while truffle salt with potatoes couldn't be a better combination. Our motto is "ban the shaker!" Which means replace your salt shaker at the table with our flavor-infused sea salts and every meal will be better than you could imagine.