Butter : A Rich History, Paperback / softback Book


After travelling across three continents to stalk the modern story of butter, award-winning food writer and former pasty chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself.

From its humble agrarian origins to its present day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it.

With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova details butter's role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art.

Readers will alsofindthe essential collection of core butter recipes, including beurre manie, croissants, pate brisee, and the only buttercream frosting anyone will ever need, as well as practical how-tos for making various types of butter at home - or shopping for the best.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
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  • Category: History: specific events & topics
  • ISBN: 9781616207397

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