Mark Kurlansky: Salt : A World History

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Salt is very commonplace, yet wars have been waged to gain control over its sources. Salt has made nations rich, paid the salaries of soldiers and preserved the food throughout the history. Mark Kurlansky takes a swift tour of history of salt, from ancient China to Civil War USA. The book is filled with interesting stories and facts about food (rather curious recipes, too!).

Simply put, I'm jealous: I wish I could write a book this good. If you're looking for something intriguing and educational to read, Salt is an interesting book about a topic everybody knows. I enjoyed the book thorougly and learnt a lot. Highly recommended! (Review based on the Finnish translation.) [ Salt: A World History at ]Salt at LibraryThing ]

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