If you’re one of those who thinks that all salt is the same, think again! Regular table salt that you buy at the supermarket is typically mined from underground salt deposits. It is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels. That’s why sea salt tastes better!
Obviously the water source is a huge factor in determining the flavor profile and purity of sea salt. The more pristine the sea water, the better the salt! And when it comes to pristine sea water, it’s tough to beat the cold North Atlantic waters off Newfoundland. That’s what Peter Burt and Robin Crane are betting on. They have setup their Newfoundland Salt Company on the shores of Bonavista, Newfoundland; the same rugged, beautiful place John Cabot landed centuries ago. After years of perfecting the art of sea salt, Peter and Robin are now taking the culinary world by storm. Top chefs from all across North America are proclaiming Newfoundland Salt Company sea salt as simply the best salt they’ve ever used. And accolades are also pouring in from ‘home chefs’ (I put myself into this latter category!).
The Makers Crate Company is so pleased to have Peter and Robin on its team of makers. They exemplify the passion and pride that goes into making something by hand. We’ve only carried their wonderful product for a short while, but we’ve already shipped it across the country many times. If you haven’t tasted their salt yet, you’re missing out. Ditch the table salt and reach for the best artisan sea salt available. Your taste buds and dinner guests will thank you!