Top positive review
An absorbing and satisfying read!
on 3 May 2017
Mark Kurlansky joins the ranks of page-turner historians. His enthusiasm and grip on his subject are a joy. The story ranges from egyptian mummifying techniques, through US civil war pickling recipes to 20th Century chemistry. I have driven my family nuts with salty anecdotes and now need a hard copy of the book so I can press it upon my friends. Brilliant!