MYFOXNY.COM — Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.
“No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises,” the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.
PID COMMENT: This really is absurd, and it’s all about control, and perhaps even worse. First of all, our bodies NEED sodium and chloride for proper cell function. Also, many chefs use ‘sea salt” in their dishes. Sea salt contains important trace minerals that our bodies require in addition to sodium chloride. For those who don’t like seafood, ‘table salt’ (NaCl) with added iodine helps thyroid function. My one complaint about table salt is that it sometimes contains silica to make it ‘flow more easily’, which is why we use a salt grinder.