I have seen kosher salt called for in enough recipes that I finally decided to buy some.
Word to the wise: DO NOT USE THIS SALT LIKE YOU WOULD NORMAL TABLE SALT
I "sprinkled" some on some cauliflower that I had at lunchtime. Blech. I might as well have licked a New York highway after a blizzard. Or perhaps drank the brine from the ice cream maker.
Let's just say that I know a lot more about kosher salt now than I did an hour ago. I guess the fact that it is used in cooking should have been a dead giveaway, but I swear I heard Martha Stewart say that she uses it as table salt. Maybe it was sea salt that she said she used. I thought they were basically the same thing.
Hrrummph. Being wrong never tasted quite so bad.