Written By Guest Writer Edibles / One ingredient Nov 23, 2011 Worth Its Weight in…Vancouver Island Salt SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVancouver Island Salt Co.Although salt has become customary in most modern-day kitchens, we often forget that not too long ago it was the cause of some significant wars around the world. Once deemed “white gold,” salt gained popularity when civilization moved towards an agricultural format and came to rely on this precious item for both the seasoning and preservation of food, thus making it the source of some violent competition between kings and queens of opposing nations. Although this is somewhat hard to believe as you mindlessly sprinkle common table salt on your bland roast beef, it’s not as surprising when tasting the truly divine flavours of high quality varieties. This is perfectly highlighted through the products of The Vancouver Island Salt Co., located in beautiful Cobble Hill, BC. Established in 2010 by Andrew Shephard, the company’s handcrafted salts include such innovative infusions as roasted garlic, balsamic vinegar, banana-pepper, and mustard. Their smoked selections, such as alder, cherry and maple, have become popular items amongst local chefs and experimental home cooks alike, offering a distinct and unique aroma to everything from sauces to stews. Even try tossing a dash of one of these smoky salts on some caramel covered ice cream, and your regular dessert will be transformed into an exciting combination of sweet and savoury, with a bit of an added kick. A useful tool to keep in your kitchen, or an impressive and practical gift for friends and family, there’s no doubt that a bag of Vancouver Island Salt Co. salts will transform even the blandest of spice drawers. For more on how these salts are produced, as well as additional information on this local business, go to the Vancouver Island Salt Co. website at www.visaltco.com. Also check out their website for a list of local vendors and products you can order online.– By Ellie Shortt Vancouver Island Salt Co: 4235 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC (250) 882-4489, firstname.lastname@example.org Get EAT in your inbox. Click Here TO SIGN UP FOR THE EAT E-NEWSLETTEREAT Magazine publishes a free email headline service – the best way to stay on top of our dynamic website with fresh daily content.Our biweekly newsletter comes out every two weeks, giving you the highlights of two weeks worth of EAT content, as well as subscriber-only polls and contestsYour privacy is important to us. Your information will never be shared, rented or sold to any other third party. EdiblessaltVancouver Island SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Comments are closed.