Italian blacksmith Angelo Garro is also a well-known chef who spends his time hunting and foraging for ingredients, curing salami, and, most importantly, making his own salt. So good is Garro’s spiced salt, apparently, that German auteur Werner Herzog is among its fans—the filmmaker narrated and co-edited a mini-documentary about the salt for Garro’s Kickstarter campaign. “Angelo is like a medieval man,” Herzog says in his inimitable style.
Thanks to the campaign, Omnivore Salt is on the shelves for the rest of us to enjoy, and, as one sharp-eyed shopper recently noticed, if you buy a packet, you’ll even find a blurb by Herzog on the back: “Finally your salt is in the market and I do not need to steal from your kitchen anymore.”
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