Salt: A World History
Written by Mark Kurlansky
OPL BOOK SUMMARY: Anthony Bourdain said it best: “The fascinating, indispensable history of an indispensable ingredient…a must have for any serious cook or foodie.” The surprising history of salt – the only rock we eat – is a pleasure to read. 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 salt the same again.
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