I learned about spices at an early age. Cooking with my Grandmother, every other sentence was, “did you add any salt?” Needless to say, we had quite a few over-salted dishes. For some reason rice seemed to be my over-salted dish of choice. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about restricting my salt usage, and who to listen to in the kitchen.
So, I’ve put together my list of spices I can’t live without. Please keep in mind, I’m not a baker, or this list would probably be significantly different.
Salt – There are different types of salt and for my purposes, I generally use Kosher salt. It dissolves fast and you can taste it quickly. Makes my over-salting incidents seem like just a distant memory. Continue reading