3. Flaksalt comes all the way from Cyprus. These Mediterranean salts come in a range of different flavours – wild garlic, porcini, rosemary, chilli, and black. The company has been trading since 1830 so they must be doing something right.
Photo by Emma Crameri
4. Himalayan Pink Rock Salt – These can be bought in a grinder alone or with pepper (what a great idea!) This pure, hand-mined salt is found in its natural state, deep inside the pristine Himalayan Mountains. The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white to deep red, indicating a beneficial amount of 84 trace elements and iron. Those minerals give this salt a fine, mellow and subtle flavour which suits any cuisine.
5. Fleur de Sel de Guerande – This is an exquisite naturally white salt from France which is harvested by traditional methods.
We love using pink salt regularly at home as it is full of trace minerals. Our personal favourite is Murray River, that is when we can find it (so I'm glad to have found a place to buy it from).
Jan Cranitch recommends buying some fresh fish and potatoes. Cut the potatoes into chips (leaving the skin on) and place them in a freezer bag with some paprika and oil to cover. Cook the chips in the oven and then serve liberally sprinkled with your choice of salt and a home-made garlic aioli dip. Serve with a pear and rocket salad.
For more advice or to purchase one of these salts pop down to the Black Pearl Epicure in the Fortitude Valley.