"Milk: The Surprising Story Through The Ages"
Quote from "Milk: The Surprising Story Through The Ages" By Anne Mendelson
Date: 12/5/2009 6:35:01 PM ( 4 y ) ... viewed 727 times
By Anne Mendelson
would have been a fascinating subject at any time in history.
It is really and truly the First Food,
at least for all members of the mammal class.
The practice of milking
was an anchor of many prehistoric civilizations,
one of humanity's
oldest and deepest bonds with domestic animals.
The animals raised for the purpose
are remarkable creatures,
though they remain nearly invisible
to most of the people who put milk on shopping lists.
What they produce is a biochemical marvel
that modern science has not yet finished analyzing,
Its still-unplumbed complexities
are exactly what make it irreplaceable
in a large number of the world's cuisines.
In the ancient world it often had religious significance
as a ritual offering;
in India it still has sacred associations. ...
Today we have unprecedented opportunities to taste milk,
cream, butter and fresh cheeses
and other simple milk-derived foods
made by, and for, people who know what flavor is.
What I have learned in a nutshell,
is that the usual American ways
with milk and dairy products
are only a narrow
from something immensely larger, richer and more ancient.
It's my hope
that other people will be as bowled over as I have been
how much new Americans have to teach us
about this humble substance."
Blessings on our "First Food"!
Thank You Anne!
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