One of the most important ingredients in a great chocolate chip cookie is salt. Sure, many know that real vanilla extract blows the artificial stuff out of the water, that a high quality oils, sweeteners, chocolate make for a better end product, yes. But many don’t give much thought to the salt that goes into almost every recipe. Sometimes, a salt is just not worth its salt.
In an ideal world, we would all pay a bit more for the things we put into our body… and a little bit less for what we put on the outside of our bodies. “You get what you pay for” is most definitely true when it comes to food and yet many find the deep sales of the processed food and fast food big wigs appealing. $3.99 for 6 pieces of chicken, side of fries and a soft drink and $100 for a pair of shoes? To me, that is very odd… I spend a lot of money on food.
So let’s talk about this salt. The 9 0z. jar costs $14.95. Gathered from salt marshes in France’s Île de Ré only 3 months out of the year, when the sun is at its peak strength, these little crystalline rocks are very intense. They have an ocean bite, like licking your lips after a day at the beach. Gorgeous in their pure, singular taste. I knew for sure I’d have to make chocolate chip cookies. And they were delectable.