Fleur de sel. You've probably heard celebrity chefs throw the word around. You've seen them sprinkle it on dishes and perhaps wanted to do the same only to be deterred by the hefty price tag. So what is fleur de sel and what makes it so special?
You'll get plenty of answers from this phenomenal visual guide from Salts Worldwide. Fleur de sel, which translates to flower of salt, is hand harvested in Guerande, France. It is composed of the finest crystals skimmed off the top of salt ponds using traditional methods passed down through generations.
Considered the finest of sea salts, it has a moist texture and is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. It's best to use it as a finishing salt since a single ounce retails at over $2.
These light, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth pain aux raisins are a delight of French patisserie and are great for a breakfast treat, or any time. Make your own pain aux raisins with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.