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Salt by Mark Kurlansky
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Dec 24, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, social-histories, that-contribute-to-my-understanding

Please read this. Please.

This title is not kidding. It covers salt's uses through out the ages, its part in socioeconomics, in food preservative, how it built and ruined cities, and many cultural quirks that built up around its presence. Fun tidbit from the book: sal, latin fot salt, is where 'salary' comes from because Roman soldiers were once paid with salt.

Totally cool, right?

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message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Is this also why you say someone is 'worth their salt'? I bet so!

Jess Bingo.

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