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Kosher Salt

There are two major brands of kosher salt: Diamond Crystal and Morton. We have a longtime favorite—but we can tell you how to use both successfully at home.

What We Learned

Of all the ingredients we call for in our recipes, salt might be the most important. It acts not only as a seasoning but also as a flavor enhancer that brings out the best in other ingredients: A sprinkle of salt makes a tomato’s flavor more vibrant and adds complexity to caramel. Salt can also improve the texture of some foods: Dried beans soaked in a saltwater brine are less likel...

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