A pinch of salt – Gandhian era and now
- Salt finds place not only in consumption of food but also in marriage ritual.Gujaratis purchase salt as the first item, in marriage preparations.
- In old Egyptian times salt was even used for mummifying body.
- Only 5% of salt produced is used for consumption.Rest all finds industrial usage
Salt in foodstyling
As a foodstylist when I style food salt sometimes is my biggest asset and sometimes an enemy.When I cut potatoes and apples and want to prevent its oxidation or I want to tenderize a piece of meat the presence of salt is something I so deeply cherish.Other times when I have to keep food looking fresh for a long time salt plays a spoil sport.So I use salt wisely on shoots. Salt due to its minuteness and dissolvability on food makes it difficult for a stylist to work on.So over the years ,here’s my solution to the problem.Choose food items where one would by default use salt so that people may connect with it or show salt in motion.The pictures given below shall give you an idea what I mean by the same