Monday, May 05, 2008

What is a Salt Pig?

What is a Salt Pig?
I get asked this question a lot.
A salt pig is a container of salt that you place right next to your cooking area so you can pinch the salt you need at any given time.
Apparently, it used to be in the shape of a pig, hence the name Salt Pig.
They are also called Salt Cellars.
The ones pictured above are good, but I have big hands and I grab salt with three fingers, not two, so I use Glass apothecary jars with lids. You know, the ones that are very ornate and have pointy tops.
I use one for salt, one for my favorite Mesquite rub, and one for multicolored CousCous,
and it is always right by my stovetop. I would have another one for cracked black pepper, but I am also a pepper snob and only like it freshly ground from peppercorns when needed.
Eat well!


angela said...

I am a pepper mill person too.

kathyc said...

Me too

Have you ever spoken to a scientist about the regular pepper that comes already flaked? Don't!!! It's kind of gross! Hey, I didn't ask, he just couldn't help himself.

Anyway, confirms my like for cracked pepper.