Salt of the Earth

Salt — so basic, so ordinary, and so bloody.** And one of the earliest trade items, and a “tool” in burials  (mummification), food preservation, and medicine (as a disinfectant). A recent re-reading of Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History (2002) reminded me of the sheer insouciance with which we consider salt.  Yet, as Kurlansky says, … More Salt of the Earth