Sur La Table Salt Block Cooking by Mark Bitterman

A precious pink mineral mined from ancient hills in Pakistan?s Punjab province has arrived on the American cooking scene as an exciting and enticing new form of cooking. Himalayan salt blocks, for years the stuff of Iron Chef panache, are n...ow widely available at specialty retail stores around the world. This is the first book to address the subject of salt-block cooking and features 70 delicious recipes designed for using this unique cooking tool. This is the definitive text on Himalayan salt blocks, written by the man who wrote the definitive text on salt. Enough with salting your food?now it?s time to food your salt! Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to cooking and entertaining with salt blocks. The introduction is your salt block owner?s manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. The chapters that follow divide seventy recipes into six techniques: serving, warming, curing, cooking, chilling, and of course, drinking. You?ll find recipes ranging from a minty watermelon and feta salad to salt-tinged walnut scones, beef fajitas served tableside, salt-cured candied strawberries, and salt-frozen Parmesan ice cream! Publisher: Simon and Shuster-McMeel Hardcover: 224 pages read more

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