“Hey, Pepper! Where’s the salt?”
I’ve heard that question most of my life. Usually from people attempting to be clever about my last name. It got old in the second grade. One day in my early adult years, I came across the book Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky and now have my answer for any who ask.
It’s a follow up to his book, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.
I suppose they needed a lot of salt to preserve all that cod.