Salt: A World History
"Refreshing and invigorating, full of fascinating fact" Independent on Sunday "This is an extraordinary little book, unputdownable, written in the most lyrical, flowing style which paints vivid pictures and, at the same time, punches into place hard facts that stop you dead in your tracks. A compulsive read" -- Sir Roy Strong Express on Sunday "Crisply and elegantly written - piques the appetite and sharpens the senses" Sunday Telegraph "A rich stew about every salt-influenced concoction and creation, from the first sausages and cured hams and fish sauces to the invention of parmesan, tomato ketchup and Tabasco sauce" Financial Times "An entertainingly anecdotal and lovingly partisan history." Independent
Mark Kurlansky is the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, The Basque History of the World and the short story collection The White Man in the Tree. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.