Salt as old as the hills and once a form of payment to Roman soldiers, Salt comes in many forms. As someone with a love of food its good to be to be familiar with it , to know how it tastes, how it feels, and even how it looks. The Gourmet Grocer recommends that you keep four basic salts in your kitchen and that you get to know them thoroughly. You should have a good quality, natuarl sea salt for everyday and general cooking. For baking we recommend fine sea salt, a soft mineral salt for your meat and savoury dishes and Fleur de Sel for a finishing salt. Fleur de Sel is perfect for delicate fish plates, whilst a nice crunchy rock salt is favoured for baking meat and fish. These are your kitchen essentials.