Without salt, that margarita would be lame

If you want your food to taste better, add salt.

Salt is one of the most common things on earth, but there are a lot of misconceptions about it. We’ll straighten all that out for you today and we’ll start with the fact that ALL salt is sea salt. That fancy restaurant isn’t presenting you with a gourmet delicacy. What they call sea salt is processed so it has larger flakes. If you’re putting it on top of caramel, that’s a good thing. If you’re adding it to cake batter, it’s not.

Some say salt is bad for us, but it contains essential nutrients that keep us healthy. Too much salt is bad, but that’s easy to fix and we’ll tell you how to do it.

Salt may be the most important tool in a chef’s kitchen and using it correctly will make flavors pop.