Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quote of the day

Caroline Fidanza:
I think that 99 percent of why people don’t think of themselves as good cooks is that they’re reluctant to use salt at home.

FLG can't remember where he heard it, but some chef, perhaps Paul Bocuse, said that the difference between a good restaurant and a great one is liberal use of salt and pepper. When he first heard this, FLG dismissed it. However, over the years, it has become increasingly clear that salt and pepper, and in particular salt, is the key to great cooking.

NB: If you are using standard table salt in your cooking, then you need to go out right now and buy some kosher salt. It lacks the iodine flavor, is easy to pinch, and pretty cheap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Next time you find yourself in Whole Foods, look at how many kinds of salt they have. Notice how little of it is nominally kosher. Read the various French Laundry cookbooks and report back.

(Or skip all this and realize that having a lifelong sneaker for a little girl in a yellow raincoat is probably not the best was to buy salt.)

((It never worked for Gandhi, did it?))

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