Jake’s brother Mark is a fantastic baker and a few months ago he gave Jake the drop on superior chocolate chip cookies: add a bit of sea salt to each cookie prior to baking. Something about the salt adds dimension to even so-so cookies. Jake has since incorporated the tip into his own cookie baking and his chocolate chip cookies, already out of this world, have never been tastier. I’ve eaten three so far this evening.
(For more about how to make superior chocolate chip cookies, read this 2008 New York Times article here.)