It's easy to take salt for granted, but there's a lot more to this essential mineral than you might imagine. In Portland, Oregon, Jacobsen Salt Co. harvests salt from the cold, clean waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast. In this episode, we explore exactly how flake sea salt is made and then follow the salt to see how local chefs and makers are utilizing the briny crystals in unique and delicious ways.
Join journalist and host Cat Neville for an eye-opening journey into the heart of the food movement. TASTEMAKERS introduces viewers to artisans across the United States who are defining the flavor of American food today. The series takes viewers from a shellfish operation in the icy waters off the coast of Washington, to a sheep's milk dairy in the rolling hills of Missouri, to an organic tofu factory in the heart of Chicago. Each episode explores how the artisans do their work, traveling to unique corners of the country while uncovering regional food culture and history along the way. Throughout the series, viewers also learn what drives these makers, what inspires them, and how they perfected their craft.