Hana Flake (AKA hana no shio) is a Japanese flake salt. It is icy-white in color, flattened out pyramid with a sharp texture. Hana Flake has a light, fresh Arctic air and balanced taste. It tastes best with snow peas, foie gras, and poached halibut
Mark Bitterman, author of the new cookbook Salted, does not take salting lightly and shows it with this recipe for Chevre with Cyprus Black Flake Sea Salt and Cacao Nibs. (Photograph by Larry Crowe/Associated Press.