Whenever preparing a new dish, I try to always be mindful of creating “palette fatigue”. My goal is that each bite that a guest takes will not only be enjoyable, but will also have novelty, which aids in maintaining their attention from the beginning to the end of the dish. The incorporation of differing textures, temperatures, and contrasting flavors help to ensure that a guest isn’t simply moving their jaw after the novelty of the first several bites of the dish have worn off.
One of the most useful and versatile tools in this effort is “finishing salt”. A finishing salt is typically a large, flaked salt which is added conservatively to a finished protein in order to create a pleasing aesthetic and to provide intermittent punches of enjoyable flavor.
I also like to add CBD to preparations if possible, to pass along the health benefits that I enjoy, to include reduced inflammation, improved digestion and elevated mood. My choice for CBD is always Nature’s Highway, largely because of their commitment to quality and being a vertically integrated company. Nature’s Highway grows, extracts and processes their own product, controlling the quality from beginning to end.