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Butter : a rich history

Author: Elaine Khosrova
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The delicious kitchen staple we so often take for granted is not merely a stick tucked into our refrigerator door. It's a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock star. From its accidental invention in a long-ago herder's pouch to its ubiquitous presence in the world's most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss. Now, it finally gets its due. Award-winning food writer and chef Elaine Khosrova serves up  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Khosrova
ISBN: 9781616203641 1616203641
OCLC Number: 933272463
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Description: xviii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Grass, cud, cream : beginning the butter trip --
Early churnings : from accident to precedent --
Sacred and supernatural : butter meets metaphysics --
Handmaidens of flavor : women build the butter trade --
Tools and technique : vintage buttermaking --
The revolution : men, margarine battles, and butter canons --
Molecular butter : the physics of making flavor --
The modern buttersmith : small batches, big fans --
Role reversal : the good diet, with fat --
Working it : butter, the ingredient --
The recipes.
Responsibility: Elaine Khosrova.


Butter is about so much more than food. Elaine Khosrova details its surprisingly vital role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, even spirituality and art. From its humble agrarian origins to  Read more...


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