Just a sprinkle of our finishing sea salts from The Meadows, an artisanal food purveyor in Portland, Oregon, can radically enhance and balance the flavors of foods and bring out subtle sweet and savory nuances. This sel gris from the French province of Normandy is famed for its high mineral content and appetizing crunch as well as the centuries-old artisanal methods use to harvest it. Seawater flows into shallow basins dug in the native clay, is evaporated by sun and wind, and then drains into porcelain clay salt pans to crystallize. Moist, chunky and tinged with grey from their mineral content, the crystals are then hand-harvested with wooden rakes used since the time of the Celts. Pair this salt with robust foods like red meats, hearty vegetables, strong cheeses and even chocolate.