FRANCE'S MOST CELEBRATED SEL
The famille Gilles Hervy, Father, Mother, Sister and Brother, are all paludiers, which is French for salt producer. Sprinkle this when the salt of the earth is causing you earthly ennui. Fleur de Sel is sea salt, but it’s collected from a delicate crust that forms on the top of evaporating seawater in a mineral flower pattern.
Fleur de Sel has been collected for two millennia; Pliny the Elder wrote about using it as a medicinal salve. We imagine that shortly afterward, his ancient Roman contemporaries discovered this quick dissolving seasoning brought out the best in their caprese salads.
The Gilles Hervy family harvest their salt near the town of Guérande, in Brittany from the marshes and low lying bodies of water. This fleur de sel is truly the flower of the salt world. Natural and unprocessed, this salt is known for its moisture, colour and briny taste. Elevate grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes with a single sprinkle. Or use it as a cleansing ointment to clear the skin before a long, but fulfilling day serving as a military advisor to the Emperor Vespasian.