Butter: A Rich History - Elaine Khosrova

Butter: A Rich History includes science, social and culinary history, far flung travel adventures, farm and factory tours, recipes(!), and mouth-watering descriptions of the various qualities of different types of butter based on how it’s made and where it comes from–factors I had never thought to consider–so I was fascinated from page one. It also sent me off to my local grocery and farm stores where I was amazed and happy to see quite a variety of butter, including a beautifully yellow and tasty slow churned butter from cows who had not been fed grain but were instead allowed to field graze. Butter has gotten a bad rap health-wise, but author Elaine Khosrova counters some of those now outdated claims. I hadn’t known there was so much to learn about butter and its history and I enjoyed finding out more about something from my everyday world that I had taken for granted. The only slight issue I had was that reading this book made me hungry…


I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through the website LibraryThing. Review opinions are mine.

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  1. Hi Bookstooge! I don’t do a lot on LibraryThing, though I may start using it in a more serious way to catalog books post-BookLikes–I haven’t been able to get on BookLikes for a few days. I’ve mainly used LibraryThing to get review books like this one.

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