Gee, I feel like I’m doing a lot of shows on preservation lately but since I can’t get out in the garden and I’ve got a deer in the freezer I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
In this episode I talk about the absolutely irreplaceable role that salt plays not only in the human body but in civilization. Tune in and find out…
*How and why the combination of two dangerous and unstable elements is essential for life on earth.
*How early peoples got salt even when they were far from coasts.
*Why salt equals liberty in some cases.
*Where words like “salary” and “salad” come from (hint hint!).
*How many foods would be either inedible or impossible to produce without salt.
*How salt figures in war.