Gift Guide, Day Seventeen

December 17, 2011

Some Salt!

This is what I like about Maldon salt: The shape.  It comes in great fat flakes, that don't penetrate food, but sit on top, waiting to provide a little saline jolt right when it's most needed. It's exactly what you need to make a new-laid egg taste like heaven. 

And this is what I like about this salt box: It's an incredibly beautiful object.  Just looking at it makes me happy.  I'll bet you have a friend who will feel the same. 

 

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This handsome wooden salt box, carved from a single piece of walnut and trimmed in leather is the sort of thing few people would buy for themselves. It's an expensive indulgence. And that's exactly why, with a box of Maldon salt from the supermarket, it would make a practically perfect present for a passionate cook. 

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