Salts of the Earth

Salts_of_the_EarthA most worthy person: decent, dependable, unpretentious – are you what folks call “the salt of the earth”?

In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:13), Jesus called his followers “the salt of the earth,” salt being a metaphor for wisdom in Rabbinic literature of the time. He also warned that if these vital followers “lost their flavor” (sometimes cited as savor), they would end up being of no help to others.

Don’t let that happen to you – literally or figuratively – my wise friends. Share your wisdom, and your smart culinary skills, with the world. Keep your “flavor”, and finish your kitchen creations with a wise culinary flourish with something in our Salts of the Earth gift box.

Salts of the Earth is a set of six 1/4-Cup jars of some of our favorite salts:

  • Espresso Brava Salt
  • French Provencial Salt
  • Habanero Pepper Salt
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Lime Fresco Salt
  • and Smoked Bacon Salt

These salts can be used to perk up your sweet and savory favorites.  The collection features a great mix of spicy, smoky, citrus, coffee, and herbaceous.  The pink is a great mineral salt that has a nice crunch.

Espresso_Brava_saltEspresso Brava Salt is makes a surprisingly good rub for beef or pork, and of course is a perfect finish for any dessert made of chocolate.

French Provencial Salt adds a perfect finishing touch to pasta dishes or savory breads, and is a fragrant addition to your chicken, grilled vegetables, fish and green salads.

Habanero chile has a nice fruity flavor that accompanies its intense heat in our Habanero Pepper Salt. Try a little bit in your fresh salsa, and in poultry, beef, salads and vegetables, stir fry or even popcorn.

Habanero_Pepper_SaltHand-mined deep inside the Himalayan Mountains, coarse Himalayan Pink Salt crystals vary in color from almost white to shades of pink and red. Use this beautiful salt as you would table salt for cooking and baking: simply dissolve the salt into soups and hot dishes, or grind the coarse salt crystals with your salt grinder and mill directly onto dishes.

The lime flavor pervades our Lime Fresco Salt, and is perfect on the rim of a margarita or other drink glass. It’s also great sprinkled on salads, fruits, or fish for an extra hint of citrus.

Smoked_Bacon_saltPut just a pinch of AllSpice’s Smoked Bacon Salt on anything that could use just a little taste of bacon. As Chef Amy put it: “Guys, it tastes like BACON – put it on everything.”

The Salts of the Earth set ($36) comes packed in a lovely gift box, and makes an excellent gift for anyone from the gourmand who has everything, to the only-cooks-in-the-microwave friend who could use some flavorful seasoning suggestions.