Kosher salt is an indispensable ingredient in the SAVEUR test kitchen; it finds its way into virtually every dish we make (and it's a particularly important player in the Crisp Apple-Scented Roast Turkey. Why is kosher salt a cook's best friend? For one thing, it simply tastes better than table salt, delivering a brighter and more complex flavor. For another, kosher salt dissolves faster than table salt and adheres better to the surface of foods, so it's de rigueur for seasoning juicy steaks and chops. Also, its large, coarse particles, which can be up to ten times bigger than table salt's cube-shaped grains, make kosher salt easier to work with when you're seasoning by hand. (If you're using a measuring spoon or cup, note that kosher salt measures differently by volume; when you're using a recipe that calls for table salt, a good rule of thumb is to double the specified amount.) Last but hardly least, kosher salt is inexpensive and widely available in most grocery stores.