Travel the World Through a Salt’s Crystal

Ever wonder what the world tastes like?  Finally you can find out for yourself.  With our collection of salts stretching close to 90, we have distilled the list down to 50 or so of the most distinctive salts and offered it as a giant collector’s gourmet salt set: The World Tour.The Meadow’s new and improved World Tour Salt Set

The set includes a guaranteed 50 finishing salts selected from a master list of the salt that best exemplify the cultural, culinary, creative, artisanal, geographic, oceanographic, and economic character of their origins.  If you look hard enough you can literally explore the world through each crystal of salt.

Alaea Volcanic (coarse) Hawaiian sea salt; Aguni Koshin Odo Japanese sea salt; Amabito No Moshio Japanaese seaweed salt; Andes Mountain Rose (coarse) Bolivian rock salt; Atlantic Mesquite Smoked Maine sea salt; Bali Reef Fleur de Sel Balinese sea salt; Bali Kechil Pyramid Balinese sea salt; Bali Taksu Pyramid Balinese sea salt; Bamboo Leaf Hawaiian sea salt; Barrique Chardonnay French sea salt; Bengal Blue Bangladesh sea salt; Black Truffle infused sea salt; and Cyprus Silver Mediterranean sea salt.

Then there is Fiore di Cervia Italian fleur de sel sea salt; Fleur de Sel de Camargue French sea salt; Fleur de Sel de l’Ile de Noirmoutier French sea salt; Flor de Sal de Manzanilla Mexican sea salt; Flor de Sal do Algarve Portuguese sea salt; Grigio di Cervia coarse Italian sea salt; Haleakala Ruby coarse Hawaiian sea salt; Halen Mon Silver Welsh flake sea salt; Halen Mon Gold oak smoked Welsh flake sea salt; Hawaiian Black Lava coarse Hawaiian sea salt; and Himalayan Pink (fine) Pakistani rock salt.

And then we have the trusty Iburi Jio Cherry cherrywood smoked Japanese sea salt; Jurassic (coarse) Utah quarried salt; Kala Namak (fine) Indian sulfuric rock salt; Kauai Guava Smoked Hawaiian sea salt; Korean Bamboo 1x roasted sea salt; Korean Bamboo 3x roasted sea salt; Korea Bay Gray coarse sea salt; Maine Apple Smoked sea salt; Maine Sea Salt; Maldon flake English sea salt; Maldon Smoked hardwood smoked flake sea salt; Marlborough Flakey New Zealand sea salt; and Murray Darling Australian pink flake sea salt.

And O where will our palates take us when we savor O Prado Sel Rose French Curing salt; Okinawa Snow sea salt; Pangasinan Star Philippine fleur de sel; Peruvian Warm Spring fleur de sel; Popohaku Opal coarse Hawaiian sea salt; Ravida Italian sea salt; Red Alder Smoked Washington sea salt; Saffron Salt; Sal Marina de Barcelona Spanish sea salt; Sel Gris de l’Ile de Noirmoutier coarse gray sea salt; Shinkai Deep Sea Japanese salt; Soy Salt Japanese salt; Sugar Maple Smoked Maine coarse sea salt; Taha’a Vanilla infused Welsh sea salt; Tidman’s Natural Rock English sea salt; Trapani e Marsala Fine Sicilian sea salt; Turkish Black Pyramid Mediterranean flake sea salt; and Vietnamese Pearl coarse sea salt?

Try saying all that in one breath.   I’ve tried.   It’s easier to say The World Tour.

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4 Responses to “Travel the World Through a Salt’s Crystal”

  1. on 04 Dec 2008 at 7:10 amGuan

    Thank you for sharing this.

    It’s very informative and I’m surprised with the wide range of variety of salts available from the different places on earth.

    The bottles in the picture… are they collections of these different salts you’ve mentioned? Quite an amazing collection there!

  2. on 06 Dec 2008 at 9:05 pmGeorge

    Do you know anything about celtic sea salt?

  3. on 06 Dec 2008 at 10:37 pmMark Bitterman

    George,

    “Celtic sea salt” is a term coined by an American company to market gray sea salt from France. French gray salt, is a solar evaporated salt made just south of Brittany on the west cost of France. It is made by allowing salt crystals to form in the pans where seawater is evaporated. The crystals precipitate to the bottom of the pan where they are raked off to a pile on the side. Most Americans use an interesting term for French gray salt: Sel Gris. What I like about the term “Sel Gris” (which I use freely when I am on this side of the Atlantic, following the same set of values that beget the pronunciation of “croissant” as cresant, rather than the overly passionate French pronunciation, ckRRRAAWWsaunt) or Celtic salt, for that matter, is that nobody except we Americans call it that. The French actually call it “gros sel,” which translates as coarse salt. You can find some of the Gray Salts we carry at The Meadow here: http://www.atthemeadow.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_85 . The French “Sel Gris” are all excellent representations of the classic French gros sel.

  4. on 08 May 2014 at 8:58 pmsteven

    where can I buy salts like this. if I am in Bangladesh, where would I look?
    can I purchase them online from the USA?

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