North Bay Bohemian

Best of 2017: Best Secret Ingredients

Can I interest you in a little magic dust? Wait, it’s not what you’re thinking. This is the good stuff. Homegrown, even… I’d like to take credit for these, but this is the work of chef Perry Hoffmann and the good folks at Shed in Healdsburg. They’ve developed a whole line of the powders, seasoned salts and other kitchen pantry items. I’m fond of the green salt—bay leaves, thyme, parsley, rosemary and Jacobsen salt spread around the rim of a bloody Mary. It’s a great way to take a little Sonoma County with you wherever you go.