Salt is salt isn't it? Not necessarily so – apparently you can buy salt that has been smoked over wood chips from aged oak Chardonnay barrels. Williams-Sonoma also offer customers salt harvested from the island of Ré, off France’s Atlantic coast, since the seventh century” and a 4-ounce lump from the foothills of the Himalayas that you grate yourself. The New York Times has spotted that we may soon be able to buy the most exotic salt of all – salt from Mars. Mars appears to be covered in salt crystals from ancient dried-up lakes, new evidence suggests. A Nasa probe has found signs that the southern hemisphere is dusted with chloride mineral, perhaps “table salt”. I wonder how much THAT would cost?
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