Ahhh, the cold snap has broken, the skies are sunny and blue and life is back to normal on Miami Beach as the temperature has crept back up to the high 70’s. Hence, a quick blog posting is in order so that La Diva may get out and enjoy the warm weather!
Darlings,when La Diva first discovered gourmet salt years ago, she didn’t quite understand “what the big deal was” about these salts? How could they taste so different? Well they do, darlings, and Maldon Sea Salt is La Diva’s hands-down favorite. Once these delicate little crystals explode in a crunchy salty goodness onto your tongue, you will never go back to using regular salt at your table!
Looking more like beautiful crystal pyramids than your usual salt grains, Maldon sea salt offers a pure salt taste without bitterness or chemical overtones. The salt is produced using traditional methods “by hand” in Essex, England and the Osborne family have run the company for generations. While there are a variety of gourmet salts readily available from around the globe, Maldon offers incredible taste for value. Darlings, this is NOT the salt to use in pasta water or to use liberally to soak up wine stains on the carpet: it’s far too precious and pricey! At $8.50 for a 8.5 ounce box at Williams Sonoma, La Diva uses it for flavor at the table only! However, compared to the other gourmet salts on the market, La Diva finds Maldon to be good value for the money and uses it everyday in her poca cucina!
I could go on and on about the wonders and taste of this amazing product but why don’t I let the experts tell you themselves? The Maldon Crystal Salt Company have a very informative website on their product including history and production. Quite fascinating actually, click here.
Darlings, La Diva MUST dash now, the boys are waiting for me poolside with icy bevvies and hot gossip! TA TA for now, darlings!
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Originally posted 2009-01-24 17:52:00.