Want to drastically improve your cooking? Get the right types of salt and use them well

 <span class="copyright">(Hanna Carter / For The Times)</span>
(Hanna Carter / For The Times)

Salt is often the difference between a good dish and great dish. To season with it right and well, it’s helpful to understand the different types of salts and the best ways to use them.

Where does salt come from?

True “sea salt” is harvested from shallow marshes, ponds or other low-lying areas. It comes from either sunshine and wind evaporating the water and leaving behind the salt or from raking salt off the surface of still water.

Other cooking salts come from solution mining. After water dissolves salt deposits, the brine solution is

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She’s mentioned several times that with all the work of being a new parent plus the extra work involved with a child with special needs, she often doesn’t have time to prepare healthy meals and reverts to junk food that she can grab

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Do Americans Really Like Junk Food More Than President Obama?

The reason for Big Macs & Burgundy surpassing A Promised Land could be in part due to timing; Namely, Barack Obama’s high profile ensured hundreds of thousands of preorders for A Promised Land, with nearly 890,000 copies sold on the memoir’s first-day (via CNN). This number includes pre-sales. With so many books sold early on, fewer books were bound to be sold later.

It is also true that 2020 and 2021 feel like prime years for the premise of Big Macs & Burgundy (though it was partially covered earlier in the 2010s by both Marie Claire and Vinepair

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World cuisine: 10 best food cultures



food on a grill: Freshly baked French baguettes -- mouthwatering.


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Freshly baked French baguettes — mouthwatering.

We love to write about food and drink. We love to celebrate the good stuff and lambaste the bad. This is our take on some of the best food cultures and destinations, but of course it’s subjective.

It’s time to find out once and for all, which cuisine is king as you dream about where you’ll travel next:

10. United States

This may be because most of the popular foods in the USA originate in some other country. The pizza slice is Italian. Fries are Belgium or Dutch.

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12 restaurants delivering in London and UK-wide

The Chinese New Year is fast approaching and before you know it, we’ll be in the year of the Ox. Usually for those who celebrate Chinese New Year, it’s one of the biggest nights of the year and tends to involve celebrating in large groups and eating a lot of food. And we mean a LOT of food. However, just like practically everything over the past year, 2021’s Chinese New Year celebrations are going to be rather different from normal, thanks to the current nationwide lockdown.

However, just because you aren’t able to meet up in person or go out

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12 best cookbooks by Black chefs and authors 2021

There are so many powerful books to read during Black History Month. Similarly, there are plenty of cookbooks out there paying homage to Black history. Award-winning chefs like Lazarus Lynch, Marcus Samuelsson and Ayesha Curry, to name a few, are all sharing their perspectives through food. Their recipes — covering the African continent, Southern comfort food, BBQ and much more — satisfy the appetite. Their stories satisfy the soul. Here are 12 new cookbooks from Black chefs to buy this month and use year-round.

Author and celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson uses every page to share part of his story

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