06/28/13
Food & Wine Editor
Pass The Smoked Salt

SaltWorks, a big gourmet salt company, is now offering certified kosher smoked sea salts.

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Cooking with sea salt is a ritual Jews have been doing for centuries in keeping with the laws of kashrut, and lately sea salt has been trending beyond Jewish cooking.

"Sea salt is like regular salt's cool, hip cousin," Beth Nervig, Better Homes and Gardens food editor, said in a video cooking demonstration.

Sea salt's popularity has spurred the release of gourmet smoked sea salts, I kid you not. Think of salt, but now in flavors like hickory smoked, or pecan wood smoked, or herb blend.

SaltWorks, which says it's the world's largest gourmet salt company, announced on Thursday that its line of gourmet smoked sea salts is now certified OU kosher.

"We are really excited and proud of our smoked salt Kosher certification," remarked Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks, in a press release. "This is a great development not only for our retail smoked salt products, but also for ingredients for the food industry. Our customers have been requesting Kosher certification for our smoked salt for years, and now we can deliver."

According to the company, SaltWorks's traditional artisanal sea salts have been certified Kosher since 2007, but smoked salts required a more exhaustive process to achieve this distinction.

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07/01/2013 - 08:15

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