Discover an innovative new way to cook and entertain from legendary Portland selmelier Mark Bitterman. In this book, the award-winning author explores the imaginative culinary arts of preparing and serving foods on sparkling Himalayan salt blocks, providing simple, modern recipes for every course of a meal. The book's introduction is your salt-block owner's manual, offering everything you need to know to purchase, use and maintain your salt blocks. Chapters classify 70 recipes according to six techniques: serving, warming, curing, cooking, chilling – and of course, drinking. Creative recipes include everything from a minty watermelon and feta salad to salt-tinged walnut scones, beef fajitas served tableside, salt-cured candied strawberrie, and salt-frozen Parmesan ice cream. Hardcover, 212 pages.