Grain of Salt

I mostly use plain kosher salt in my cooking, but I see all these other fancy kinds around. Do I need them?

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June 9 2018 10:58 PMHow Anthony Bourdain Overhauled the Celebrity-Chef-Industrial-Complex
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April 26 2018 5:26 PMA Brief History of the Absurdly Catchy Rap CommercialIt’s the KARS-4-KIDS of snack food jingles.
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April 23 2018 5:55 AMThis Post About Breathless Online Food Writing Will Give You a Reason to Live
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June 10 2018 8:27 PM“We Know Phonies From a Thousand Miles Away. He Wasn’t One.”Food writer Gustavo Arellano on why Anthony Bourdain meant so much to marginalized communities.
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