Slovenia Sea Salt

The genetic difference between ordinary table salt and very expensive, gourmet sea salt is apparently .01%. And yet, the cost is 100 times more expensive and the taste 1000 times more sublime.

Much of the world’s best sea salt comes from the Brittany area of France. There are some exceptions, however, but none as surprising to me as Slovenia.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the Secovlje Salina Nature Park on the Adriatic coast is home to 700 years of salt making heritage and produces some of Europe’s finest salts.

One needn’t travel all the way to the park to harvest the salt, however. Simply stop by Piranske Soline in central Ljubljana. The store specializes in salt and salt related products and nothing else. Just imagine how good it must be to have an entire store dedicated to just one product. And, I simply love their little slogan; “Salt is the sea that could not return to the sky.” Yum!