Thursday, 21 August 2008
Cornish Sea Salt
Being someone on the look out for new things to try food-wise, I was delighted to spy this local Cornish Sea Salt when we visited the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It's just appropriate for the area to produce this since they are largely surrounded by sea water. Though I don't think I would be hurrying to buy the next box because it costs a whopping £4.00 while the top brand of flaky sea salt in supermarkets costs only £2.00! Seriously the sales people of this company should reconsider their pricing unless they want to market it in the upper bracket of the populace or foodie suckers like me who grab anything unusual and exotic.
Us Filipinos normally prefer to use sea salt because its superior taste to the normal fine table salt. It is essential not only for cooking but for eating fruits. Whether sweet or sour we would have a small mound in our palm dipping the fruit we're eating from time to time. You won't see that trait in many places. I think the Thais and Malaysians do the same so it must be a Southeast Asian thing.