Summertime Grilling 

Greetings from California's Central Coast


A Matter of Taste
4120 Burton Drive
Cambria, Ca 93428


It's Grilling Season - so fire up those grills and get the creative juices flowing for some unique and great tasting grub. We have some cool grilling tools and lots of great sauces and accoutrements to make your bbq experience a tasty one. Sauces, marinades, rubs and salts, we've got lots to choose from.
For the month of June we will feature Earth & Vine as our Product of the Month. All Earth & Vine sauces, marinades, dressing and jams will be 15% off. We love seeing our customers so stop by the store, have a cup of chai, and let us help you pick just the right sauce. If you can't make it in just give us a call or shop our website

Himalayan Salt Brick on the BBQ

Some tips on using Salt Bricks (Plates)

Himalayan salt plates are an easy, healthy and natural way to cook and serve. They can be used for sautéing, grilling, searing, baking and chilling. Grill up some tasty shrimp and tri-tip, or chill your salt brick to serve your favorite sushi. 
Salt bricks are also easy to clean. Quickly rinse with cold water or scrub with a steel wool scrubby. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.  Himalayan salt does not require the use of any cleanser.  Do not store on any metal surfaces.

We carry a variety of sizes and styles. Available in store only. 

Grilling with Cast Iron

If you've never grilled (or cooked) with cast iron, you are missing out. A cast iron skillet rocks at almost any type of cooking. Cast iron is reasonably priced,  nonstick, and practically indestructible.  You can sear steaks beautifully giving them a thick browned crust. It’s also a fabulous choice for frying and baking, i.e. cornbread, pancakes or a frittata, maybe some fried chicken, pot pie, pizza or cobbler. Your cast iron is limitless. 

Here are a few tips on seasoning & cleaning your Cast Iron

Per Lodge - “Seasoning” is vegetable oil baked onto the iron at a high temperature: not a chemical non-stick coating. Seasoning creates the natural, easy-release properties. The more you cook, the better it gets. Because you create, maintain, and even repair the “seasoning”, your cookware can last 100 years or more. 

In regards to cleaning - Wash your cast iron in hot water and scrub using a
cm scrubber (chainmail scrubber), sponge or stiff brush. Avoid using the dishwasher, soap, or steel wool, as these may strip the pan's seasoning.

To learn more about cast iron grilling, cleaning & restoring go to Lodge's website or their Video page

A Matter of Taste has a huge selection of Lodge in all shapes and sizes. Dutch ovens, Woks, Skillets, Grills, Griddles and more. Available in store only. 
*Cooking Class at Olallieberry Inn Update*

There was a date change on the June Cooking Class

Old Date Mon June 8th - New date Mon June 22nd

Please contact Marjorie at the Olallieberry Inn if you have any questions. 

Olallieberry Inn - 
Email Coming Soon

Recipe of the Month - June

Keep an eye on your Inbox for our Recipe of the Month - June 2105. 
We will be featuring a recipe with our Himalayan Salt Bricks as well as some other delicious concoctions. 

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Newsletter May/June 2015

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4120 Burton Drive
Cambria, CA 93428

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