Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448113200
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: History

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.


Author: Renée Ashley
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299131440
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Poetry

Renée Ashley describes Salt as an attempt, in part, to mythologize a period of the 1950s and early 1960s in the California Bay Area suburb where she grew up, "a racially rich, economically varied section of town east of El Camino Real--the major road and the 'tracks', so to speak, that one grew up on the right or wrong side of." Many of the poems in the collection explore Ashley's adjustment to the East Coast after a virtual lifetime in "that one place." They deal with landscape, with marriage, with the insight distance seems to lend to hindsight, with amusement, with regret. "Renée Ashley can tune our ears to the thoughts of a wounded sparrow, to the sibilance of snow on stone, even to the song rocks make as they thaw in spring. . . . She wakes us to an intricate, enthralling world behind, beneath, beyond the one we thought we knew, alive with particulars, laced with compassion, luminous with humor."--Donald Finkel

The Book of Salt

Author: Monique Truong
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524994
Release Date: 2004-06-15
Genre: Fiction

The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Author: Samin Nosrat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476753836
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Cooking

Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --


Author: John Heinerman
Publisher: Ocean Press (CA)
ISBN: PSU:000045151040
Release Date: 1999-12
Genre: Medical

"The sacredness & dignity of salt! This mineral is like unto the four elements... earth, air, fire & water. So universal, so necessary to life, it is the fifth element." Jean de Marcounille, Paris 1584. Salt so important to man because it is a constituent of many parts of the body especially the blood, the lymph, the digestive juices. In the blood stream salt furthers good circulation & heart action. In the first part of the book, John Heinerman, Ph.D covers the historical significance & health benefits of salt from man's earliest days through modern society. But all salt is not created equal. Gary Anderson, an undergraduate in oceanography & geological marine sciences in the second part of the book talks about the most nutritious, lowest in sodium Brittany Natural Sea Salt from Brittany, France which is Certified Kosher & which is hand harvested in the true Celtic tradition, using wooden tools to avoid metal transferance. Welcome to the first book about sea salt since 1948, by Ocean Press. Order Direct 800-903-SALT. Paperback retails for $9.95, 100 pages, glossy cover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.


Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452131511
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Roaming the Mediterranean Sea on sailboats and hunting down monsters is the only life seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings have ever known. He never loved it, but now that his parents are gone—vanished during a hunt three months ago—it's harder and harder to fight his desire to escape. He's constantly battling his ferocious love for his siblings and the temptation of his parents' journal, which contains directions to a treasure that their parents hinted at. Maybe it's something valuable enough to distract Beleza from her mission to hunt down the monster that killed their parents. Something that would take the little kids away from the sea that's turning Oscar into a pirate and wasting Zulu's brilliant six-year-old mind. Something that could give Indi a normal life. Acclaimed author Hannah Moskowitz has reinvented yet another genre in this ridiculously propulsive epic that is part seafaring epic, part coming-of-age tale, and a totally warm-hearted story of a boy who loves his family and just wants to figure his own self out—if only the fate of the world weren't on his shoulders.

The Salt Book

Author: Fritz Gubler
Publisher: Apple
ISBN: 1845434927
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Condiments

What does it mean to salt wisely and well? Authors Fritz Gubler and David Glynn advocate a ‘salt wise’ approach to using salt, whether as an ingredient or condiment. The authors advise that we need to be aware of the salt we eat. We need to know how salt tastes, and if we have used too much or too little. We need to use the right salt, in the right amount, for the right dish. To that end this book contains a comprehensive guide to today’s bewildering array of salts, to help you ‘know your salt’. The authors also state that we need to get rid of the salt shaker when salting food at the table. We need to use better salt more sparingly, rather than shaking table salt with abandon. An important part of being ‘salt wise’ is eating well. We need to take the time to prepare food for ourselves which is healthy, tasty and ecologically viable. We need to season that food sparingly, with quality salt that is made using natural processes.


Author: John Paul Zronik
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 077871411X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the origins of different types of salt and discusses salt mining, the role of salt in history, the uses of salt, its effects on the human body, and related topics.

Turning Oil Into Salt

Author: Gal Luft
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1439248478
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

In Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice Gal Luft and Anne Korin redefine energy independence and chart a compelling out-of-the-box route for America to get there.

Flowers in Salt

Author: Sharon L. Sievers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804713820
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Social Science

"This carefully researched and original monograph describes the lives and thoughts of a series of women who sought fairer economic, social and political roles for women during Japan's first half-century of modernization...It is of interest not only to students of feminism but also to anyone who wishes to understand modern Japan." [Choice].


Author: Jeremy Page
Publisher: Viking Penguin
ISBN: UOM:39015069332685
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Domestic fiction

'These were the nights when the German bombers growled through the sky, their bellies full with steel and cordite. When the moon was low their dark shapes and still darker shadows came over the coast. On one of those nights it all began for me - war, after all, starts many things, and even though I wasn't born for another twenty-five years, my story began there.' It is May 1945 and as church bells ring out Victory in Europe over the Norfolk saltmarshes, Goose's daughter Lil is born. But as Lil enters Goose's world, her father leaves it, in a makeshift boat bound - or so the story goes - for Germany, his home. Forty years later it is Lil's son, Pip, who begins to make sense of his family's fragmented history. Who was his grandfather, who fell from the sky into Goose's life and then disappeared as suddenly as he came? What was the truth of his mother, Lil, who lived and lost her way between the creeks and the samphire? And what does it all mean for Pip?