A very basic ingredient that can make or break any dish; one of the reasons why you have to taste your food multiple times while cooking to know that you have got it right.
Cooking for one comes with its own set of challenges. Yesterday morning, I made egg bhurji. I had made it a couple of times and it’s a favourite dish of mine. Naturally, I made the mistake of assuming that I was an accomplished cook. I didn’t taste it as I was making it! As I sat down and took the first bite of chapati with egg bhurji, I realised my mistake. Any guesses as to what it was?
Did you know that “soldier” and “salary” are both derived from the root word “salt”?
According to Salt Association, “Roman soldiers were partly paid in salt. It is said to be from this that we get the word soldier – ‘sal dare’, meaning to give salt. From the same source we get the word salary, ‘salarium’.”
Salt used be a very scarce and expensive commodity. It was so valued that Romans soldiers were sometimes partly paid in salt! Salt was also responsible for a great civil disobedience movement that helped to set things in motion that changed the history of India forever.
And to think that now we call it common salt!
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