One thing that I love about globalization —besides having mozzarella di buffala di Campana, parmigiano reggiano, Swiss gruyere and prosciutto di Parma, as part of my regular diet—, is that we can season our salads with pink salt… from the Himalayas!
When my son Tomás Eugenio (8) saw this salt in the kitchen counter for the first time, he ran to his brother to tell him that “Mom got pink salt!!!” He was so excited, that we looked at a world map to see where the Himalaya Mountains are located and I told him that the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, was part of that huge massive system in Asia…
I bought the salt at Costco, at one fourth of the price I’ve seen it in boutique grocery stores in La Jolla or Newport Beach. The label says this salt is rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, cooper and iron.
We were curious about the flavor. I still can’t appreciate any difference when I try to compare it with the coarse sea salt I regularly use to cook most of my meals. I just love the color!