Its substantially happened to everyone: Youre trying out a new recipe, as well as we get to a step that instructs we to add salt, but we comprehend we dont have kosher salt upon hand, usually regular list salt or maybe clamp versa. So we figure:Whats a difference, anyway? Salt is salt, right?Well, yes as well as no. And if we substitute a single for a other, we may end up with something that is either way as well tainted or tasteless as can be. Why?Kosher salt has most larger, most lighter, most flakier crystals, Chef John explains in a new Food Wishes video upon YouTube, whereas a crystals for our fine list salt are most smaller as well as most more uniformly sized.Why does that make a difference? If a recipe calls for 1/4 crater of kosher list salt, thats about 39 grams. If we substitute 1/4 crater of fine list salt for a kosher salt, as Chef John demonstrates, youll be adding about 76 grams of salt by weight about twice what a recipe really calls for. Thats why even yet we measured rightly by volume your soup tastes like a bottom of a ocean as well as raises your blood vigour 10 points with each bite.While it doesnt matter which kind of salt we choose when youre salting food to ambience (all salts fundamentally ambience a same), when it comes to recipes in which salt is added particularly by measurement, we want to make certain we pay attention to what kind of salt a recipe calls for, Chef John notes. Sound kosher?Photo pleasantness of iStock