A film maker’s record of mechanised food production at an industrial scale
Sea salt bought in a shop near the water front market in Lisbon. The shop had baskets of baccalau, dried and salted cod. The pieces are wide and long and cardboard stiff. I thought I spotted a bag of dry crackers for dipping in an on board fish stew. My interest started with the bookContinue reading “Sea salt, Portugese”
Postcards from Bad Oeyhhausen, West Phalia. The pigs remembered in this fountain lead to the discovery of the thermal waters. As they wallowed in a muddy field, the farmer noticed a crust of salt on their backs. (The story reminds me of the cows who found epsom salts). The king set up a salt mine.Continue reading “Bad Oyenhausen’s salty springs”
We found the well at the centre of a radiating development of low houses. It was enclosed in a newly designed monument and surrounded by lavender. This was the source of the famous Epsom Spa. Henry Wicker, a villager, was grazing his cows on the common during the very dry summer of 1618. He sawContinue reading “Epsom Salts”
Snow covered roads mean there are queues for salt at the salt mines.
A fossil, flat like a lithography print.
Part of the identity of the Ancient Egyptian is the wearing of heavy dark make up around the eyes. New research adds another dimension to this. It seems that the eye make up may have helped to prevent disease. Were the Egyptians aware of this? Cleopatra’s eye make-up ‘had health benefits’
Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, author of The Human Story, suggests the average person has 100 friends, with a close five at the core. Aristotle said friends must have eaten salt together, in other words, shared experiences.
If you have 10,000 square feet, can accomodate a thirteen foot crate, 4 trucks over forty foot and have circulating security guards, you may be have a chance of staging the exhibit of the Super Croc. This includes a flesh reconstruction, a super skeleton and the kind of field tents used in the excavation. TheContinue reading “Giant crocodile touring show”
There is a shortage of rock salt. It is in great demand as councils battle to clear snow covered roads. Rock salt chandeliers in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland