From Curing to Charring and Baking to Brining, Techniques and Recipes to Help You Achieve Extraordinary Flavours
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 Taste
A Salt Sommelier’s Guide
How to measure ‘to taste’ and season correctly
Salt Craft – from curing to blocking to baking
Over 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.
Cornish salted sardines
European-style sour pickles
Native American cured fish
Kimchi fried rice
8 essential flavoured salts
Smoked salted butter
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.
In this sumptuous book by James Strawbridge, salt is elevated and celebrated in all its magnificent forms.
Salt and the Art of Seasoning is packed with really helpful information and stunning photographs, the content is organized in three parts.
Part One: Salt Explained gives the background to salt, its history and a debate about how to use salt in a healthy manner,
Part Two: How to Season, this is a very helpful section, explaining the science of taste, how to season effectively and the sheer variety of salts available.
Part Three: My Salt Craft, in this section James shares his vast experience
from curing to blocking to baking, plus a wonderful selection of his favourite recipes – from drinks to desserts.
Salt and the Art of Seasoning is an absolute tour de force, fascinating, informative and written by someone who has the knowledge and passion that really shines through in this delightful book. A valuable addition to any kitchen bookshelf!
Salt and the Art of Seasoning – James Strawbridge
From Curing to Charring and Baking to Brining, Techniques and Recipes to Help You Achieve Extraordinary Flavours is published by Chelsea Green Publishing
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