Objects & Places from Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky
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Acid

A chemical compound with a ph greater than 7.

Base

This is a chemical compound with a ph less than 7.

Kibbutz

This is a collective farm in Israel. The ideal of collective farming was popularized by Theodore Herzl and became a reality once the state of Israel was founded.

Soy

This is a legume that has become a dietary staple in China.

Natron

Called poor man's salt it was often used by the poor when table salt was not available.

Ostia

This was the most important port of ancient Rome and an important salt works.

Garum

This is a condiment common to ancient Roman cuisine made of a salty brine and fermented fish.

Gabelle

This was the name for the hated salt tax in France. Each French person was required to buy a certain amount of salt from the state...

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