Posts Tagged ‘seasoning’

Sweet and Salty

Jonah over at The Frontal Cortex has an interesting post about the matching of sweet and salty food combinations. He touches on some good research on how salt is processed by our body and brain and his conclusions concur with what I was taught as an Apprentice Chef.

What is not touched on, but something I find useful in the kitchen is the relationship between salt and bitterness. A pinch of salt in my chocolate cake/mousse will just reduce the bitterness of the dark chocolate and make for a more balanced dish. Salted Cucumber will be a little drier and less bitter and this is true of a number of foods.

My favorite sweet salty combo is crisp Granny Smith’s with some strong salty cheddar, what’s yours?