Friday, February 20, 2009

I don’t like salt

I don’t like salt

I don’t.

Plain and simple. I don’t like the taste of salt. When I was a kid I had high blood pressure and from then on I didn’t eat salt. I don’t add it much to my food when I’m cooking and it’s just not heart healthy. Not that I'm a health 'nut', but I do watch what I eat and what I feed to The Kid.

Browsing through foodgawker and tastespotting I don’t understand this new trend with salted caramel and chocolate and even cookies for crying out loud!

I’m not buying into this new trend. I have my occasional (usually during that time) salt craving, but that usually means a little grind of sea salt on the hamburger or on my steak. I even brush the salt off pretzels.. Yes, even the soft ones. Yes, I know all about how it intensifies the taste of sweet things, which is why we add a bit of salt to our baked goods and chocolate anything.. But still.. I just don’t get it.


Unknown said...

My daughter bought me a bamboo cabinet full of "round the world" sea salt varieties for Christmas. I couldn't be happier. I love a few grains to finish off my dishes. I am learning which salts go best with different foods.

We also made hot cocoa and sprinkled some sea salt on top of the whipped cream before serving. Yum!!!

LaFleur said...

I wish I didn't LOVE salt as much as I do....