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A salt essay

March 20, 2009

A SHORT ESSAY ON MARK KURLANSKY’S BOOK ‘SALT’
(This is a terrific book.  Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. (Penguin, 2002).

In 15th century Poland, they preserved game by gutting the animal in question (a rabbit, perhaps; a stray deer) and rubbing the cavity with salt and gunpowder.  Gunpowder being a variant salt compound.  In [...]

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