Pass the salt please!

We believe the best salt in the world is found in Brittany along the Atlantic coastline and is one of France’s best-kept secrets. Anyone who has visited this area has certainly been exposed to the taste and wonder of the salt marshes, and we make it possible for you to have this same experience bringing the best salt of the world to you! With the rush of gourmet finds available in every market, consumers are savvier than ever and crave knowledge about ingredients, where they are sourced, what the history is, and why they should buy one instead of another. Today I share our discovery of Fleur de Sel de Guerande, the salt at the base of our bon COOK, French Pantry Gourmet salt Blends.

Sel Gris - The Base Of All bon COOK French Pantry Salt Blends!

The salt from Guerande is famous since it tastes like none other. The pure taste and quality left us knowing we must have this salt in our French Pantry selection. Nowhere else in the world does the salt have the same flavor, subtle and delicate crystals of Fleur de Sel de Guerande. What makes this salt so unique? Harvested by hand and raked from salty ocean water and guided through 10 winding waterways floating down narrow channels and into the marshes and then raked by specialists. French Pantry Sel Gris (French Grey Salt (Fleur de Sel de Guerande) is a highly prized salt. Salt harvesting in this region dates back to 868. Each marsh can yield about 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of salt per day. The salt is Grey due to the way it is collected in. The French Grey, in particular, is vigorously raked below the service of the water with a wooden tool. Its grey color comes from the dense clay lining the marshes, where it gets the unique flavor and high magnesium content. We cannot begin to name how to use this salt because it is simple. Use it every day on everything, and taste that goodness.

Lavender - A Welcome Surprise!

At first, I was met with skepticism when I imagined the taste of Lavender Salt on my roasted veggies or chicken though even just hearing the word lavender leaves us swooning! I knew this experiment would be unique, although I did not realize how surprising and lovely the taste would be. A salt with that adds a five-star sprinkle every time it’s used. Ingredients of Provence abound in our French Lavender salt. The most popular, Herbs de Provence (rosemary, basil, thyme, and Summer Savoy), Lavender, and edible Purple Cornflower, is grown in Europe in porous, nutrient-rich soils. Sprinkle on roasted root vegetables, roasted potatoes, or use as a chicken rub to bring your cooking and tasting experience to a whole new level. 

Black Truffle - The Taste People Crave!

With harvest between November 1 and March 15, France’s Truffles are world-renowned, and of the 50 metric tons the country produces annually, France is the largest truffle producer. 
The Black Winter Truffle has a wild following with its earthly and subtle aroma, and we understand why! We are pleased to present this specialty Black Truffle Salt to you made with the Tuber Brumale Black Winter Truffle breaks considered the most fragrant and delicious of all Truffles.

Lastly, did you say Truffle? Satisfying the craving and requests for Truffle Salt is done with a perfect combination of black winter truffle accompanied by our Sel Gris, French Grey Salt (Fleur de Sel de Guerande), Tuber Brumale Vitt. or Brumble. (pronounced broo-MAHL) is also known as “Périgord Truffle” or “The Black Diamond of Provence.” 

Whether you are a novice or an expert educating yourself on ingredients, the path to creating the best taste in every meal you make comes to life using top ingredients. Find more with our French Pantry line of gourmet for use every day and boncook.

From my bon COOK kitchen to yours,


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