The Salt Roads: How Fish Made a Culture



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FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781780277912
RRP: £17.99
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2022


The Salt Roads: How Fish Made a Culture

By (author) John Goodlad

This is the extraordinary story of how salt fish from Shetland became one of the staple foods of Europe, powered an economic boom and inspired artists, writers and musicians.It ranges from the wild waters of the North Atlantic, the ice-filled fjords of Greenland and the remote islands of Faroe to the dining tables of London’s middle classes, the bacalao restaurants of Spain and the Jewish shtetls of Eastern Europe.As well as following the historical thread and exploring how very different cultures were drawn together by the salt fish trade, John Goodlad meets those whose lives revolve around the industry in the twenty-first century and addresses today’s pressing themes of sustainability, climate change and food choices.

Reviews of The Salt Roads: How Fish Made a Culture

'As bright and illuminating as the fish that are the subject of his writing, John Goodlad casts a sweeping eye over the North Atlantic fishing industry in the pages of this richly informative book' — Donald S. Murray, author of The Guga Hunters

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