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Pass the Salt, Please!
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"For a simple chemical compound, salt has many culinary uses, and tremendous cultural significance. So how much do you know about salt?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of these is NOT a common source of salt?
Underground rock salt deposits
In the supermarket, I saw a packet of salt labelled "organic salt". What is odd about this label?
Salt is not natural
Salt is an inorganic compound
Salt cannot be re-cycled
Salt is bad for you
What is the actual shape of salt crystals?
"Kosher salt" is a coarse-grained salt often recommended by American chefs - how did it get its name?
It only comes from Isreal
It is the only form of salt allowed by orthodox Jews
It is used in the process of "koshering" meat
It is mentioned in the Bible
"Fleur de sel" is a finely flaked sea salt. Where does genuine "fleur de sel" come from?
"Alaea salt" is an unrefined sea salt from Hawaii. What colour is this unusual salt?
Which of these products is NOT traditionally preserved using salt?
Bacalhau is a Portuguese word for a product preserved with salt. What is bacalhau?
In southern Italy you might come across a menu featuring "Pesce in crosta di sale". You know that "Pesce" means fish... but how has it been cooked?
Boiled in salt water
Grilled on a bed of salt
Fried with a sprinkling of salt
Baked in a salt crust
I mixed together a cup of flour, half a cup of salt, a tablespoon of cooking oil, and a teaspoon of cream of tartar in a bowl. I added a cup of boiling water, and after mixing it together with a wooden spoon, kneaded it until it was soft and pliable. What was I making?
French bread dough
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