When in the kitchen and looking at things that can improve food and help you in your quest to becoming a better cook look no farther than Salt. It is one of the essential building blocks not only of flavor but of life as well. Today we’ll look at the cooking implications and types of salt you should have on hand. The uses for and approaches to salting food to maximize flavor. This piece really breaks into 2 parts – the “what” and the “how” of salt and salting. Let’s look at the what first, or more correctly the what you need.