We like to think we’re pretty good at all consuming.
We save our vegetable scraps for making stock. We scribble our pencils to the end. Holey socks get sewn up and you won’t find a butter tub that hasn’t been scraped to within an inch of its life and reused for something else.
But there’s one thing that has slipped our All Consuming net so far:
Yep, that’s right. Tears.
Which are an excellent source of salt.
The tears get collected using special goggles, are gently boiled, released into shallow crystallisation tanks, then harvested by hand and finally rinsed in brine.
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There are several different flavours created by using the tears of different emotions – tears of laughter, tears of sorrow, angry tears, tears produced whilst cutting onions and the classic sneeze tears.
As you would expect, these all add a unique taste to your food. Angry tears have a smoky aroma, laughter has a spicy hit, sneezy salt has a strong peppery taste whilst the salt made from tears shed whilst cutting onions, unsurprisingly, has a rich onion tang to it.
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So next time you’re watching Titanic (or perhaps some of the close ups inEmbarrassing Bodies), make sure to have a pair of goggles handy. Or maybe skip the middle steps altogether and just cry all over your chips instead.
Weep on, weep on.
(Spotted on PSFK)