MAGAZINE F vol.1 salt
Magazine F is a food documentary magazine jointly launched by Baemin and Magazine B. Baemin has become a critical mover and shaker in South Korean contemporary food culture, and B provides a balanced view on brands through multi-layered stories. This collaboration brings together these two areas of expertise in F, which is hoped to become a record of essential ingredients and food culture of our time.
Salt is an essential ingredient, a compound of sodium and chlorine, that has enabled people to go on and has had a wide impact on society, culture, economy, and of course, people’s lifestyle. The first city ever built by Homo sapiens was located close to the Dead Sea where high-saline water yielded salt easily. In the ancient times, people waged war against each other scrambling for salt. It also contributed to the development of traditional foods around the world, such as jamón, tsukemono, and kimchi, used as the catalyst to preserve them for a long time. For thousands of years, salt has played a critical role in all kitchens around the world to enhance the favor, and it now stands as a symbol in itself on people’s table.
LETTER FROM F
Beautiful salt-making regions around the globe reflecting history and contemporary life
Salt production and distribution on the small Danish island of Læsø
Jamón - F looks into one cured Spanish staple, jamón, at the famed Cinco Jotas restaurant in Jabugo, the jamón mecca
Jamón Maestro- Enrique Caballero, owner-chef of Jaylu
In Conversation- Philosophies and wisdom on how to use salt from two iconic Spanish chefs Joan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca Carme Ruscalleda, Sant Pau
つけもの (Tsukemono) - F explores a traditional Japanese cured food, tsukemono, at the historic Kyoto restaurant Shibakyu
In Conversation- Masahiro Hamaguchi, owner-chef of salt-themed Tokyo restaurant Sel Sal Sale
An experiment to see how salt changes meat
Intriguing facts on salt, organized into six themes
Craig Cormack, salt guru and owner-chef from South Africa who pairs wine and salt
ON THE TABLE
Popular salt-themed restaurants and dessert shops all over the world
Four gourmets share how they most enjoy salt
An aesthetic perspective on various salts with distinct colors and forms
Salt as an innovative business, as told by Ben Jacobson, owner of Portland- based Jacobson Salt Co.
Salt-themed shops in London, Paris, New York, and other influential metropolises
Examples of industrial uses for salt
Snapshots of widely known salt products by type
Cooking books and videos recommended by salt makers and chefs