Thursday, April 12, 2012
A to Z Blogging Challenge - K is for Kurlansky
I love histories of things. Well really I love histories of things because of Mark Kurlansky. You wouldn't think salt was that important. It is so easy and cheap for us now to get but that wasn't always the case. Salt traces its history throughout history. I learned things about soy sauce, fish sauce and Worcestershire sauce. And you get to find out how important the Basques are to world history.
I have also read Cod: A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World which is just as amazing in its scope as Salt. I highly recommend both if you're interested in a history of the world with a rather focused scope.
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Here's a couple of photography blogs that are participating in the challenge -
Oak Lawn Images
La Fotografía Effectista Abstracta