Best-selling recipe book Salt Block Cooking PLUS our most popular 9x9x2 inch Himalayan Salt Block!
This set includes a beautiful 9x9x2 salt block and a copy of Mark Bitterman's ultimate guide to cooking on salt, Salt Block Cooking. Guided only by a hunger for flavor and an obsession with the awesome power of salt, James Beard Award winning author Mark Bitterman pioneers uncharted culinary terrain with Salt Block Cooking, which provides simple, modern recipes that illustrate salt block grilling, baking, serving, and more. Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to cooking and entertaining with salt blocks.
The 9x9x2's extra massive size makes it the ultimate Himalayan Salt Block for cooking on. Two inches thick, this block brings dazzle and dramatic to every meal. It seems to exude a quiet, timeless intensity that effortlessly transforms every dish into something special. Grill shrimp, sear scallops, saute thin slices of hanger steak or even thick steaks of filet done rare on the inside and crispy-salty on the outside. Chefs love the ample real estate for arraying food in artful ways. Home cooks love how this massive block holds enough energy that, once fully heated, they can be removed and set on a trivet at the table where entire meals can be served tableside.
The introduction to Salt Block Cooking is your salt block owner's manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. The chapters that follow divide seventy recipes into six techniques:
You'll find recipes ranging from a minty watermelon and feta salad to salt-tinged walnut scones, beef fajitas served tableside, salt-cured candied strawberries, and saltfrozen Parmesan ice cream!
Early praise for Salt Block Cooking!
"Mark Bitterman knows more about salt than anyone else on the planet. If you've ever wondered what to do with those handsome slabs of Himalayan salt you see at cookware shops, Salt Block Cooking will inspire you with wildly innovative uses you've never dreamed of, from cocktails to candy, from curing to grilling, and from ceviche to pizza. Along the way, you'll learn the half-billion-year history of the only food that starts as a rock."
--Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series and host of Primal Grill on PBS
"Cooking on salt blocks will blow your mind, jump-start your creative process, make your food taste better, delight your friends, and cut down on the time you spend cleaning pots and pans. And what better guide for your new experience than Mark Bitterman, a man who has forgotten more about salt cookery than I will ever learn."
--Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel