Gift Guide, Day Seventeen
Saturday, December 17, 2011
This is what I like about Maldon salt: The shape. It comes in great fat flakes, that don't penetrate food, but sit on top, waiting to provide a little saline jolt right when it's most needed. It's exactly what you need to make a new-laid egg taste like heaven.
And this is what I like about this salt box: It's an incredibly beautiful object. Just looking at it makes me happy. I'll bet you have a friend who will feel the same.
This handsome wooden salt box, carved from a single piece of walnut and trimmed in leather is the sort of thing few people would buy for themselves. It's an expensive indulgence. And that's exactly why, with a box of Maldon salt from the supermarket, it would make a practically perfect present for a passionate cook.