Black cover with the outline of a salt shaker

Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky Author

In this sweeping and engaging history, best-selling author Mark Kurlansky tells the story of human civilization through the most unassuming of ingredients: salt. It may seem unimaginable, but this simple rock has molded societies and sculpted civilizations throughout the ages. Spanning from the time when salt was one of the most valuable commodities in the world to it's omnipresent and commonplace existence in our lives today, Salt: A World History is an illuminating tale for foodies and history nerds alike.