About this book
B format edition of Kurlansky's history of salt and its influence on the events of history and on the culinary traditions of nations around the world. A multi-layered blend of politics, commerce, science, religion and food writing which comes together to provide a quirky and hugely enjoyable piece of non-fiction. B/w illus.
Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is made to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, the author blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a tale.