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Summer Reading: Salt: A World History

Now that you've got the 411 on the history of sugar, I thought I'd introduce you to the history of salt. In addition to being a vehicle for how salt is harvested through the ages, Mark Kurlansky's Salt: A World History, is also a history of how salt is linked to culture, food prep and government. Most of us take salt for granted, but in the past it was certainly crucial to survival. It allowed people to preserve food for consumption during the long winter months, and was so valuable it actually acted as currency.

Overall it is a well researched book, sprinkled with amusing anecdotes and fascinating tidbits. If you're interested in food, it's definitely worth the read.

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mnp mnp 9 years
I'm reading this book right now. It's a good book on the history of salt and it's impact on the world. It's a great book for a foodie who is also a history buff.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I'm actually very intrigued. I've been on a non-fiction kick all month and this would be perfect to continue that!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Looks interesting. Maybe I'll get around to this one in the fall...
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I just bought this book! I can't wait to start reading it.
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