The salt flower of Majorca
Katja Wöhr was happy to travel the world – until she discovered Majorca. She has now made the Balearic island her home and even set up a successful business
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"It’s the absolute peacefulness, the regular, swinging motion that I love," she says with a smile. She’s talking about how she harvests the salt with a long-handled sieve. Standing upright on the salt-flats of Llevant, white trousers rolled
up to the knee, Katja Wöhr skims off the salt crystals just below the water’s surface. There’s not a soul far and wide, just now and then the call of a bird
and white herons searching for food at the edge of the pink salt basin. The scene is surreal, magical almost.
A pinch of salt for life
Harvesting salt can sometimes be really tough work, says Katja Wöhr. But her chosen job is nevertheless her passion – and she still loves skimming the salt crystals amid magical scenery and an almost absolute stillness
He loves me, he loves me not: daisies near S’Alqueria Blanca. There are many breathtakingly beautiful and also wonderfully remote spots in southeast Majorca. For Katja Wöhr, some of them have become private places of refuge
Idyllic postcard scenes: Colorful fishermen’s cottages and boathouses line the protected natural harbor in Puerto Colom. This charming fishing village is well off the beaten track, but the few tourists who do find their way here gain an impression of the old Majorca
A “flower” conquers the world
Looks good, tastes good: The pastel colors and design of the cans alone hint at the special quality of the contents. With a little help from star chef Marc Fosh, Katja Wöhr has created some brand-new blends by adding hibiscus blossoms, black olives, Mediterranean herbs and exotic spices to her salt
Katja Wöhr sells her salt at her own two delicatessen shops on Majorca, but Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc is also obtainable all over the world today.
Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc: In Ses Salines: Ctra. De Campos, Colonia St. Jordi Kilometer 10. In Santanyí: C. Asprer, Tel. +34/971 653 385. Worldwide: http://flordesaldestrenc.com
Thirteen Majorcan chefs swear by Flor de Sal d’es Trenc – and have now collaborated for the first time on a book featuring a selection of their recipes. But La Sal de la Vida is more than just a cookbook. Full of short stories and beautiful photographs, it’s a sensory and culinary travel guide, too.
La Sal de la Vida, Hardcover, 126 pages, ISBN 978 84 61 36 36 05, €25.09 (German edition. English edition due for release). Available from: www.vinos-barron.de
Life is beautiful on "La Finca"
The tranquil, secluded side of the island is not reserved only for locals and dropouts. Anyone can enjoy this rural idyll by renting a finca, where they can unwind in peace, far from the madding tourist crowd
Finca rentals: for example, Mallorcafincas-Nord, Tel.: +34/626 831 223. www.mallorcafincas-nord.com
Pictures: Christiane von Enzberg (4), PR (4)