Best Salt, August 2010
Whether you're roasting a bird or concocting a butterscotch pudding, a pinch of good sodium chloride can make all the difference. Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market stocks the artisanal varieties—from pink Himalayan to red or black Hawaiian to fleur de sel—that you'll spot at Whole Foods or (in bulk) at the restaurant supplier Surfas. But Monsieur Marcel adds specialty blends to the mix, including wasabi, ginger-green tree, and caviar-lime fresco. Feeling wild? Pick up Saltistry's Exotic Sampler, which features coconut-black salt, preserved lemon salt, green tea-and-brown rice salt, fennel-pollen salt, and lavender salt.