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The Resource Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas, Mark Kurlansky

Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas, Mark Kurlansky

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Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas
Title
Milk!
Title remainder
a 10,000-year food fracas
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself. Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But during the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement, and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurization. Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics
  • Mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, but it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago. During the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. Today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics. Kurlansky traces milk's history from antiquity to the present, detailing its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics
Cataloging source
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Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
637/.109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF250.5
LC item number
.K87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dairy products
  • Dairy products industry
  • Milk
  • Dairy products
  • COOKING / History
  • COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Dairy
  • HISTORY / World
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Label
Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas, Mark Kurlansky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1019607458
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9781632863829
Lccn
2017039795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019607458
Label
Milk! : a 10,000-year food fracas, Mark Kurlansky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1019607458
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9781632863829
Lccn
2017039795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019607458

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