Salt: A World History

Written by Mark Kurlansky


OPL BOOK SUMMARY: Salt: A World History shares the surprising history of salt, the only rock we eat.  Anthony Bourdain said it best: “The fascinating, indispensable history of an indispensable ingredient…a must have for any serious cook or foodie.”  Until the early 1900s, salt required the establishment of trade routes and cities.  It served as a currency for paying wages and funding wars.

Take a salt tour from ancient Egypt, to the adventures of preserved salted cod, to the American salt and independence wars, and much more.  Kurlansky’s salt-focused-through-time approach makes for an engaging and enlightening read.  We promise you will never look at this humble seasoning the same again.

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