SALT : CONDIMENT, MONEY OR ANTIFREEZE?

Present in almost every dish, salt is clearly essential for cooking while the sodium it contains is indispensable to life!

Salt has long been used as a conservation agent. It represents an essential basis for cooking, e.g. “boeuf gros sel” (beef chunks boiled in bouillon along with coarse salt)?

The fact that is used to be scarce added to its being necessary. Salt used to have had its own roads while France levied a special salt tax from the 14 th to the 19 th centuries, the so-called cursed “gabelle”.