This combo includes a set of 4 Pink Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses and a signed copy of Mark Bitterman's ultimate guide to entertaining with 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 trick to entertaining with Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses well is to mix drinks designed for quick quaffing. Liquid dissolves salt quickly. If you let your shot sit for long, it will soon become unpalatable. But done right, the salt transforms drinks that benefit from a little salt. These salt tequila shot glasses have amazing thermal properties that let them stay hot or cold far longer than glass. Freezing, refrigerating, or heating them before serving opens new doors for drink design.
Tequila, mescal, cachaca, or other fiery boozes are great quaffed from with Himalayan salt shot glasses because the mineral zing of the salt miraculously mellows the sensation of fieryness. Salt opens up all the lush flavors locked in the alcohol and makes them available to your taste buds, and the fiery fierceness falls by the wayside. In addition, salt shot glasses hold their chill beautifully, so a sipping tequila from a salt shot glass is simply refreshing.
These reasons alone certainly justify the purchase of a set of four Himalayan pink tequila salt shot glasses for your merry making. But try them with sweeter drinks, or with a bit of sweetener on the rim of the cup, and you will really see some flavors fly. Mint Juleps, margarita shots, Spanish coffee to name a few. We offer a handful of recipes in Salt Block Cooking. They give you the fundamentals. But it's also fun to experiment on your own!
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 of course Islay Scotch and Chocolate in a Himalayan Salt Shot Glass!
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