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Local source for pink salt / instacure #1

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Anyone know where to find it? Bonus for a source north of the city :-)

Thanks!

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  1. Apparently most roads lead to Christina's in Inman Square - here's last year's thread:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841592

    And here are a couple of older threads:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748349
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/338134

    1. I got some at Williams Sonoma at the mall in Salem NH. Might have been more expensive than bulk from Christina's, but a lot closer for me.

      1. Thanks to both of you. I didn't think Christina's had it, based on one of those older threads that I had found.

        WS is very convenient for me -- I'll try that first.

        1. #1 and Mortons Curing Salt are much easier to get locally than #2. In addition to Christina's Bass Pro has it and some other sporting goods shops will have it.

          1. Just found one more source: On a whim I called Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Peabody. They said they'd sell me 1/2oz (which is really all I need), but first I had to have a phone call with the butcher to discuss safe handling practices. Can't blame 'em for covering their bases and attempting to keep their customer base around for a while :-)

            1. I love to cook with pink Himalayan pink salt! If this is what you are looking for, look no further than your local TJMAXX! When i find it (which is quite often) I stock up on it! Delicious!

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              1. re: ParisLady

                No ParisLady, the pink salt in question is nitrates for curing sausages and corned beefs and such. You wouldn't want to sprinkle it on your taters, that's for sure! They color it pink (I believe) so you won't mistake it for eating salt. I have yet to try the exotic salts (himalayan pink, smoked, etc.) but am genuinely curious about them, what do you sprinkle it on?

                1. re: devilham

                  Yup--I'm curing corned beef for next weekend :-)

                  You definitely don't want to sprinkle the curing salt on anything; if you eat too much (less than 1 tsp) it's toxic.