What kind of salt do you use for most of your basic cooking? So many recipes call for kosher salt and I don't have any, had some but didn't like it so never bought it again. In general I use sea salt for all of my cooking. I have finishing salts like pink himalayan, smoked maldon, truffle salt and fleur de sel. Also, how do you salt your food? Do you prefer by hand or do you have a shaker or utensil by which you measure?