Icarus-like, Takesumi is hatched from bamboo segments that were packed with Japanese deep sea salt and incinerated. The result, not so much a salt as a carbonated topping that, upon contact with mouth, instantly dissolves into the sweetness of fizzled Poprocks.
Mark Bitterman says, "My first meal with this salt was bourbon-glazed venison on a plate dotted casually around its rim with molten-hot jalapeno pepper and little volcanoes of Takesumi Bamboo salt piled at its side. Never have color, flavor, and texture been so implausibly and perfectly married."
Takesumi Bamboo is an extremely versatile salt. Try it around any barbecued meat, grilled fish, sushi, stir-fried vegetables, raw oysters, tropical fruit, or venison.