Monday, January 12, 2009

The salt pig

When Shawn first brought the pig a couple of years ago, I was incredulous. But, Cooks Illustrated assured me that, yes, this was in fact a pig that is meant to hold salt. According to them:

This salt pig, about 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall, holds about half a pound of salt. The knob on top is for carrying and the large, round opening provides easy access to the salt. The hood distinguishes the salt pig from the salt cellar, which is generally a small, open bowl. It's also thought that the hooded shape keeps moisture from collecting on the salt.

You can read more here.




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