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National Watermelon Day!

Posted by ila nguyen on

Happy National Watermelon Day! Did you know that this fruit originated in South Africa? Egyptian pharaohs loved this treat, and by the 10th century it had traveled all the way to China! You’ve probably seen pictures of watermelon mojitos and Greek salads on your social media feed by now. But let’s face it, why mess with this delicious fruit and make things complicated? Take a look at this Mexican classic - watermelon with chili, lime and a touch of salt to bring out the sweetness. In cities with large Mexican population like Los Angeles and San Diego, street vendors push...

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Guide to Gourmet Salt

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

  You may have thought you knew all there is to know about salt, but this seemingly simple combination of sodium and chloride can be processed in more ways than you'd thought possible. Think beyond the table salt and learn how different salt textures, appearances and flavors help add complexity to your favorite dishes.   Black Hawaiian Sea Salt Black Hawaiian sea salt is a finishing salt with a rough, crunchy texture and deep mineral flavor. Harvested from the Pacific Ocean surrounding Hawaii, it gets its coloration and smoky taste from the addition of purified volcanic charcoal, which may have...

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