On Wednesday, 1 August 2018 the Salty Sistas served up a fiesta of pink recipes at the luxurious five-star urban resort Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, courtesy of their new Himalayan Salt Cooking book. Paired with exquisite beverages such as Pierre Jourdan MCC, Haute Cabrière wines and S. Pellegrino mineral water the feast came together seamlessly, showcasing the versatility of Himalayan crystal salt gastronomy.
There are a variety of Himalayan table and crystal salt products for the average kitchen, but the less common salt block delivers a better taste and more mineral content. And there are numerous ways to cook with a salt block that are both nutritious and delicious… all laid bare in a beautiful new Himalayan Salt Cooking book by chef and Salty Sistas/ SaltPur Cape Town owner, Liezel Maree.
The exciting new Himalayan Salt Cooking book explores the entire Himalayan salt cooking range with beautiful full colour photography by professional food photographer, Roelene Prinsloo. The comprehensive cookbook covers cooking on salt with easy to follow recipes in three exciting sections (stovetop, oven and braai), as well as a fourth section dedicated to serving on salt, and further tips and tricks for curing, using and cleaning a salt block.
“Whether the salt block is a new addition to your kitchen or you’ve had one for years, but you’ve been too afraid to use it, this cookbook is for you. It contains around fifty recipes, which anyone will find a breeze!”, says Maree, adding, “The health benefits of using Himalayan crystal salt are many. It contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body and because it is less refined, and fragments are larger, you’re consuming less sodium per serving than regular table salt. It also supports heart health, promotes a stable body pH balance, strengthens bones, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure and helps the body absorb nutrients. In addition to all of this it’s also a natural disinfectant.”
The Salty Sistas range is specially manufactured, imported and distributed by SaltPur. Their range of Himalayan crystal salt products include a variety of different size salt slabs, bricks, chopping boards, bowls, shot glasses, lamps, candle holders, massage stones, bath chunks, deodorant stones and mud masks.
CEO and owner of SaltPur Johannesburg, Salman Ahmed Mughal shares, “There is so much potential with Himalayan crystal salt, particularly when it comes to salt slabs, and there are so many ‘unknown’ ways in which it can be used. I would like to thank my friend and business associate, Liezel Maree, for continuing our efforts of expanding the possibilities of Himalayan crystal salt cooking; for such a marvellous cook book and for the opportunity to share my personal journey through her work. In the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all’.”
The Himalayan Salt Cooking book can be found at SaltPur branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town, select Western Cape markets, in branch at select Exclusive Books and Bargain Books stores, online at Loot.co.za or via the websites www.saltysistas.co.za and www.saltpur.co.za.