James Beard Cookbook Award Winner. IACP Cookbook Award Finalist in two categories. Mark Bitterman is a man truly possessed by salt. As aselmeliera at The Meadow, the internationally recognized artisan-product boutique, Bitterman explains the promise and allure of salt to thousands of visitors from across the country who flock to his showstopping collection. aSalt can be a revelation, a he urges, ano food is more potent, more nutritionally essential, more universal, or more ancient. No other food displays saltas crystalline beauty, is as varied, or as storied.a In Salted, Bitterman traces the mineralas history, from humankindas first salty bite to its use in modern industry to the resurgent interest in artisan salts. Featuring more than 50 recipes that showcase this versatile and marvelous ingredient, Salted also includes a field guide to artisan salts profiling 80 varieties and exploring their dazzling characters, unique stories, production methods, and uses in cooking; plus a quick-reference guide covering over 150 salts. Salting is one of the more ingrained habits in cooking, and according to Bitterman, all habits need to be questioned. He challenges you to think creatively about salting, promising that by understanding and mastering the principles behind itaand becoming familiar with the primary types of artisanal salts availableayou will be better equipped to get the best results for your individual cooking style and personal taste. Whether heas detailing the glistening staccato crunch of fleur de sel harvested from millennia-old Celtic saltmaking settlements in France or the brooding sizzle of forgotten rock salts transported by the Tauregs across the Sahara, Bittermanas mission is to encourage us to explore the dazzling world of salt beyond the iodized curtain. Winner a 2011 James Beard Cookbook Award a Reference a Scholarship Category From the Hardcover edition.Sodium performs dozens of functions in the body, mainly to do with fluid regulation, nerve and muscle function, and digestion; it carries ... Specialized channels allow potassium to leak out of the cells at a slightly faster rate than sodium leaks in.
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