Yesterday, I was wondering about sugar. Now today, I will wonder about that other white stuff we find in most kitchens and on dinner tables most anywhere, salt. We get most of our salt from salt mines (yes, there are salt mines and some people go off to the salt mines to work each day), some of which are located under Detroit city. Ocean water can be evaporated to get the salt, but the mines are the quickest way. Salt has been extremely important throughout history.
When most of us think of salt, we think of Morton. It is the company with the slogan "When it rains, it pours" and comes in those round containers. Now, I wonder why they are round. Well, there is a practical reason. They first tried to market it in cloth sacks, but it got lumpy. Square boxes where next tried, but it lumped up in the the corners, so they went to the round container. They also, at first, added magnesium carbonate to keep it flowing free. Morton now uses calcium silicate to keep it from caking up. So, yesterday we talked about sugar, today is salt, what should tomorrow be, pepper? Have a great day because you are the salt of the earth, you hear?