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Published September 10, 2010, 12:00 AM

Salt servers had a different shape in past

Eating too much salt is a health problem today, but in past centuries, salt was considered an important ingredient to be treated with reverence. It was traditional to put a large container of salt near the head of the table, where the most important person sat. To be seated “above the salt” was a sign of a person’s rank.

By: Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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