Salt and the Art of Seasoning

James Strawbridge


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Chelsea Green Publishing UK
18 May 2023
ISBN: 9781915294036
288 pages

From the publisher

*As Seen on BBC One's Strawbridge Over the Drawbridge!

Understanding how to use salt can make or break a dish. Salt and the Art of Seasoning will not only help you master your use of seasoning, but it will allow you to reimagine how you cook, cure and work with salt in your kitchen - elevating your flavours to a whole new level.

Includes over 100 salt-inspired recipes!

Salt is extraordinary. A fundamental, ancient resource used for thousands of years around the world, it is the one essential ingredient that transforms all cooking: elevating flavours from good to great, to unforgettable. In this stunning new cookbook, chef, TV presenter, food photographer and sustainable living expert James Strawbridge shares with you the fundamentals of this artisan ingredient: from distinctive flavour notes and profiles of different salts found around the world, to brilliantly useful techniques - such as brining, baking, charring, fermenting and preserving.

Inside, you'll also find:

The Science of TasteA Salt Sommelier's GuideHow to measure 'to taste' and season correctlySalt Craft - from curing to blocking to bakingOver 100 recipes - from drinks to desserts
Salt and the Art of Seasoning will show you how to choose the right type of salt for the right type of dish, how to add it at the right time and in the right amount. James shares techniques such as using salt to pickle, cure and ferment as well as making your own flavoured or smoked salts to bring out all sorts of previously hidden flavours. James has also crafted salt-inspired recipes to help you use salt in more creative, healthy and delicious ways.

Recipes include:

Brined chickenCornish salted sardinesEuropean-style sour picklesNative American cured fishKimchi fried rice8 essential flavoured saltsSmoked salted butterFocacciaSmoked toddyAnd more!
Salt and the Art of Seasoning takes you on an unforgettable journey exploring salt's long role in food throughout the world and human history - while teaching you how to best use this fundamental spice tonight to make your meal sing.