A month or 2 ago I listened to this man on a cooking show on NPR talk about different salts.
Just for fun, I bought a 4.4oz contained of one a kinda mid-price fancy salt at a local specialty market. Someone next to me in the aise suggested this one to start off. He seemed to know a bit about it.
I'd been using kosher salt for a few years prior to this. When I got home, I taste tested a bit of it and compared to the kosher salt. There was a really big difference. The taste really pops in your mouth. Not in a more "salty" way, but in a "this is what salt is really supposed to taste like" way. I just now put a bit of it on the tip of my tongue, and it really catches your attention.
When I put some in a hot pan, before I add oil, some of it will actually pop around. When I add oil, it sizzles.
Yes, it definitely brings out the taste of food much better.
I don't use it in boiling water, like for pasta or rice, but I find myself reaching for it whenever I'm cooking something in a pan. I'm also putting a bit on my garden tomatoes and cucumbers.
The little package is going to last a long time.
Here's the package....