I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What is this Stuff? FLEUR DE SEL

Fleur de sel garnish on caramel
Fleur de sel is a lovely type of sea salt, primarily harvested in Brittany, France. In French, the name means “flower of salt,” and as this implies, fleur de sel is very delicate and fluffy. Many people add it to dishes after they are already cooked to add a faint crunchy texture and a distinctive flavor.   A lot of times fleur de sel is used as a garnish for chocolates and caramels.  I'm already dreaming of holiday truffles rolled around in some of this sweet and salty love.

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