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Program #676

Risa Sung

Tom Yum Kung 4 large shrimps, shelled, deveined 3 cups chicken stock 200 grams straw mushrooms 5 slices galangal 1 lemon grass stem, cut into short lengths 2-3 kaffir lime leaves cilantro to taste 4 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp fish sauce 1/2 tsp sugar Drunken Noodle 5 oz chicken sliced 2 oz fried tofu diced 8 oz cooked egg noodle 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp garlic/hot pepper minced 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp seasoning sauce 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 1/2 tbsp sugar Vegetables: zucchini, green beans, straw mushrooms, tomatoes, red and green pepper, basil

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!