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The cost of taking it with a grain of salt and the ‘L’ word

December 23, 2004

On a more serious note, let’s talk about the cost of exporting salt - or any other gourmet food item…

My friend JT shuddered when I asked if I should extend the (relatively local) French salt collection I plan on giving his family with a package of rose coloured Himalayan salt. As with most export products the cost of transporting the goods is not fully reflected in the cost of the product itself. (See his blog here.)

Just like my Mom used to say, ‘It’s all about location. Location, location, location!’ It ALMOST goes without saying that one can best buy locally and hope for nice xmas gifts from the Jewish houseguests.

Pictured above on the left is not a bowl of cornflakes but a bowl of very pretty New Zealand Flake Salt. Pictured on the right is the correct gift buy, the *local, the less well-travelled Fleur de sel de Guerande.

Mr. Bloch’s Salt Archive the Motherload of salt information
US Saltworks gourmet salt guide - great salt images here.

* local for I me moi.

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