As January is our summer holiday period in Australia, the markets don't reopen until after the middle of the month, and often some of the stallholders don't come back until February. So these are just some images of people who braved the potential lack of customers and came to show their wares at Everleigh, North Sydney and Orange Grove markets. We managed to talk to a few newcomers, including Olsson's Sea Salt, our local "Guérande" and a great paella maker, no less!
OlSson's SEA SALT
The Olsson's family is the the only and longest established sea salt harvester and producer in Australia. They produce a range of salts from the less refined, Guérande like table sea salt sold in very traditional packaging, to a more refined and industrially produced sea flakes, a process which mimics the natural evaporation process traditionally occurring in "marais salants" but more suitable to mass production. The result is a very fine flake rather than the more common pyramidal crystal found in most other products. You would use the flakes for cooking where you would reserve the "gray" salt (fleur de sel) for seasoning. Beware that it is full flavoured and more salty than the salt you might be currently using.
ORANGE GROVE MARKET - Rozelle
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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