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I just moved to Dublin from California and I'm having the hardest time finding kosher salt in any store here. So far all I have been able to find is fine grain table salt or really coarse sea salt.

I found it on Amazon UK, but I'd rather not have to pay in pounds or have to pay for that shipping cost/duty if there is any. Does anyone know where I could find kosher salt in Dublin or an Irish suppliers website to mail order it from?

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No - apparently it's a larger grain than table salt and smaller than sea salt. And doesnt have iodine in it - which, Google tells me, is present in some American table salts. I have no idea whether Irish (or UK) table salt contains iodine, or whether it matters.

John Hartley

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No - apparently it's a larger grain than table salt and smaller than sea salt. And doesnt have iodine in it - which, Google tells me, is present in some American table salts. I have no idea whether Irish (or UK) table salt contains iodine, or whether it matters.

Fair enough, not sure what difference iodine would make either, other than helping prevent idoine-131 absorption after exposure to a nuclear meltdown?

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I agree with you about crushing larger grains to get the size you want. Just dont use that for soup.!

my point about the sea was just to remind some that "Sea Salt" is currently over fluffed, etc. Texture on the other had just before eating, is not.

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I am a big fan of Alton Brown and 'Good Eats'. He recommends Kosher Salt but living in the UK have not been able to find it. The closest i have found is maldon salt as above. I do not know its availability in Ireland though. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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Maldon Salt is widely available in Ireland. I can even buy it in the wild lands of China.

"Kosher salt" is the anomaly. It is an American thing - almost unheard of outside of the US.

BTW. It has nothing to do with being kosher. All salt is kosher, as far as I know.

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Yep, Maldon is available virtually everywhere in Dublin (most supermarkets would have it, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see it at a petrol station!) and specialist shops may have a few other options. Try Fallon & Byrne, for example: http://www.fallonandbyrne.com/, or if you're near any of the increasingly ubiquitous Avoca shops, you'll get some there.

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I am not sure what size grain kosher salt has but Italian shops sell sea salt coarse and fine. And cheap. So you could try the café Campo dei Fiori in Bray, or Little Italy off north King street. Terroirs in Donnybrook used to sell grey French salt, some fine, some gros. If you cannot find the grain size you want why not grind your own?

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