I love salt and use it liberally in my food. I've always congratulated myself on not eating a lot of processed food and instead making everything from scratch. But as I read Michael Moss's Salt, Sugar, Fat, I started to realize that just because I'm making my bread or tomato sauce doesn't mean that I get unlimited rations of salt, sugar, or fat.
So how much salt is too much salt?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new research on sodium intake, in which they observed the sodium intake and blood pressure of 6,235 U.S. children and adolescents.According to the findings, boys consume more sodium than girls do and lowering this intake -- while increasing exercise -- can help to reduce elevated blood pressure in children and teens....more
Two things I love in springtime: The Union Square Greenmarket, and a lunch (and breakfast, and dinner) of radishes, butter and salt. Basically, it was all I ate today and I am totally fine with it. Check out http://www.omeletta.me for more shameless rhapsodizing about the wonder of an all-radish Saturday.xo omeletta...more
Recently, Eater.com featured Dean Martin's recipe for hamburgers. The graphic displays a beautiful, typed note that calls for ground beef and two ounces of bourbon (the bourbon is for drinking while you cook the beef). Reasons I love this recipe: 1) It's typed with a typewriter. 2) It lists "bourbon" as an ingredient so you can enjoy it while you cook. 3) It calls for you to cook the hamburger patties in a very particular manner: "Preheat a heavy frying pan and sprinkle bottom lightly with table salt." Which is just exactly how Matty's grandmother used to make them....more