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Old 04-29-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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So many recipes list kosher salt as one of the ingredients. Whats the deal with kosher salt. Does it really taste different that regular salt?
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Salt101.com - Kosher vs. Table vs. Sea Salts

What Are the Differences Between Kosher & Sea Salt? Good Questions | The Kitchn

Kosher salt doesn't taste as sharp in a salty way like table salt does.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Cooking show hosts and many professionals use kosher salt because the large crystals make it easy to grab a pinch out of a bowl and sprinkle into a dish. If you try it with table sat the small crystals will stick to your fingers.

Kosher will give you a nice salty crunch on the surface of food, while table will dissolve into it. it depends what you want the salt to do. If I'm baking salt into top of a bread loaf, I use kosher. If I'm making a seasoning rub for meat, table is better. For soups, stew, and sauces, they both work.

There is a slight taste difference between kosher and iodized table salt but only when tasted without other foods, side by side. Cooked into a dish I seriously doubt anyone can tell the difference.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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Kosher salt doesn't stink! Okay, I may have a sensitive nose, but I hate the smell of iodized salt. It's very strong and obvious to me, whereas kosher salt isn't.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My great grandmother always cooked with table salt and so do I. I used to use sea salt but I prefer kosher. I also use kosher salt in a shaker. I haven't had table salt in 5 years.
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