Salt magnifies the natural flavors of the food and is an essential part of seasoning. It is so much a part of the foods that we eat that we often take it for granted. Yet it is in our rituals, it is part of our language, and it has even changed history. Salt has been used as a preservative, a medicine, and a currency. It has a role in religious rituals and I dare you to count how many references to it are made in the bible. Salt might just be bigger than Jesus! Salt is so big that it can't be confined to such a tiny blurb on my blog... I could probably write a book on the subject.
Here are just a few expressions and idioms that we use every day:
Salt of the earth
Take it with a grain of salt
Worth his salt
Rub salt on a wound
Salt is also a traditonal housewarming gift in many traditions.
How is salt a part of your history... your lore... or you life?