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Vintage Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Master Salt

$35.00

When just a pinch will do! A master salt from Mottahedeh with blue and gold detailing and armorial crest.

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IMG_0590Salt is one of those indispensable things. Its properties can make food taste better, sweeter, or more savory and delicious. Having a bit of salt on the table in an elegant dish a great way for you and your guests to add a bit of taste to their food without feeling like they’re in a diner. And who knew salt played such a critical part in history? Wars have been fought over salt. Venice fought and won a war with Genoa over the product, and it played an important part in the our American Revolution. Cities on overland trade routes grew rich by levying duties and towns like Liverpool flourished on the export of salt extracted from the salt mines of Cheshire. Various governments have at different times imposed salt taxes on their peoples. The voyages of Columbus are said to have been financed from salt production in southern Spain, and the oppressive salt tax in France was one of the causes of their Revolution.  After being repealed, this tax was reimposed by Napoleon when he became emperor to pay for his foreign wars, and was not finally abolished until 1945. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi led at least 100,000 people on the “Dandi March” or “Salt Satyagrapha”, in which protesters made their own salt from the sea thus defying British rule and avoiding paying the salt tax. This civil disobedience inspired millions of common people, and elevated the Indian independence movement from an elitist movement to a national struggle. 

I can’t guarantee that this master salt will prevent any future world conflicts, but it will add a graceful note to your table!

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 3 x 2 in

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