24 December 2009

salt of the month club

two years ago, at xmas, my sister played a "hilarious" joke on me. she packed a pair of sweatpants into a fake gift box from the Onion, "Salt of the Month Club." from the Onion shopping site:

No, the products aren't real. But the empty boxes are. Wrap your otherwise forgettable gift in an Onion decoy gift box, and watch their faces fall when they realize there is no such thing as...

I was indeed taken in, and having recently begun cooking for myself more frequently, was actually really excited by all the different kinds of salt I'd get to try. Once I opened it, I assume my sister enjoyed "watching my face fall".

Flash forward to today, when, for xmas, my amazing gf packaged up 12 salts from around the world, along with a book called "Salt: Your Way to Health."

i am so damn lucky.


pyker said...

hopefully none of them claim to be "organic"

JustJoeP said...

hopefully none (or at least most of them) have no silica, aluminum, or other oxides in them to help "granularity" and "pour-ability". Let salt be salt.

You ARE indeed lucky my friend. =)

zim said...

@pyker -- not that i've noticed.

@joe -- afaict, these are all unrefined. the one i have opened was gloriously clumped. and delicious on the burgers we had for lunch.

JustJoeP said...

mmmmmm salty!