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Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas

by Kurlansky, Mark (Author)

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According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of anima... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part one. The safety of curds
  • The first taste of sweetness
  • Going sour in the fertile crescent
  • Cheesy civilization
  • Buttery barbarians
  • Desert milk
  • The days of milk and beer
  • The cheese heads
  • To make pudding
  • Everyone's favorite milk
  • Part two. Drinking dangerously
  • Dying for some milk
  • The first safe milk
  • A new and endless fight
  • Industrial cows
  • Modern cuisines
  • Part three. Cows and truth
  • The buttering of Tibet
  • China's growing tolerance
  • Trouble in cow paradise
  • Raw craftsmanship
  • The search for consensus
  • Risky initializations.