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There are so many types of salt - table salt, sea salt, kosher salt. Does it make a difference which salt is used when cooking or baking?

From Carol - Harleysville, PA

The kind of salt you use definitely makes a difference. I never use table salt because it has a metallic taste and tastes extremely salty. All of my recipes are based on Diamond Crystal kosher salt (even using a different brand of kosher salt makes a difference!) Sea salt is less salty than kosher, and fleur de sel is even milder- I often use it for finishing rather than cooking.