How Much is a Dash of Salt?

August 27, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

We’re embarking on a new video series where we tackle all kinds of culinary questions—those things you may be too embarrassed to ask. What is a sprig of thyme? How do I cut a kiwi? There’s no question too basic; you’ll be surprised how many people have the same question you do. This week, we clear up confusion about what a “dash” of salt refers to. Check out the video, and let us know what other questions you need answered.


  1. A

    @Laurie, I have not encountered that problem, but I would try worcestershire sauce. It is good for balancing out other flavors (like too much sweetness or a heavy maple flavor).

    July 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm
  2. Kati Berman

    I make honey cake for the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah every year. The cake tastes good, everyone loves it, BUT it always sinks in the middle, year after year. I can’t figure out why. I googled it and found others have the same problem, but threre are no good explanations. Any idea?

    August 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm
  3. Kathy

    What is the difference between onions and shallots?

    August 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  4. Laurie Downey

    I recently made pasta fagoli. The recipe called for 2 28oz cans of diced tomatoes. I realized I only had one can but also had a 28oz can of tomato puree which I used in place of the other can. The recipe was good..but…it had the metal can taste from the tomato puree. My question would be – what can I add to a tomato type recipe to get rid of that metal can taste?

    August 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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