03191nam a22003978i 4500
9781616203641 hardcover $25.95
Butter : a rich history
2016 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina :
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
"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 a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself. From the ancient butter bogs of Ireland to the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Butter is about so much more than food. Khosrova details its surprisingly vital role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, even spirituality and art. 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. She even includes the essential collection of carefully developed core butter recipes, from beurre manié and croissants to pâte briséeand the perfect buttercream frosting, and provides practical how-tos for making various types of butter at home--no churning necessary"--