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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