In Western cuisines, salt is used in cooking, and also made available to diners in salt shakers on the table.
Table salt is refined salt, which contains about 97% to 99% sodium chloride. It usually contains substances that make it free-flowing (anti-caking agents) such as sodium silicoaluminate or magnesium carbonate.
Sometimes people also add a few grains such as uncooked rice in salt shakers to absorb extra moisture and help break up clumps when anti-caking agents are not enough to keep the salt free flowing.
There are a wide variety of sea salts and finishing salts available.
Made this chocolate pudding cake for dessert yesterday evening. I made a few changes from the original recipe (see the link below) to try to get a healthier result.
I used mostly whole wheat flour, half butter, and half light olive oil. Didn't have unsweetened chocolate, so used semi sweet chocolate chips instead, meanwhile reduced the amount sugar, which worked perfectly delicious.
The rich chocolate sauce underneath chocolate pudding cake was so chocolaty, gooey and added extra yumminess. We definitely enjoyed it!