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 [...]