• by Mark Kurlansky
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play... Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat. From its single origin, to the other discoveries made because of it, fascinating tales of salt and the people who have been involved with it through the ages are interwoven here. Fifteen recipes are included that will meet with every taste. Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends economic, scientific, political, religious, and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.


What the Critics Say

"A piquant blend of the historic, political, commercial, scientific and culinary, the book is sure to entertain as well as educate." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Kurlansky continues to prove himself remarkably adept at taking a most unlikely candidate and telling its tale with epic grandeur." ( Los Angeles Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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good facts but a bit of a list

bit of a slog towards the end but some very interesting facts along the way
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- chemclimber

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2003
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books