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Milk: A Local and Global History Paperback – August 7, 2012
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“[A] stimulating cultural history.”—Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times (Nick Rennison The Sunday Times 2011-07-31)
“[A] fascinating history.”—Alex Renton, The Observer (Alex Renton The Observer 2011-07-31)
“Valenze’s book is an engagingly written and well-researched foray into a huge territory, pulling a mass of material into sharp focus and revealing milk as both strange and familiar.”—Nicola Humber, Times Higher Education (Nicola Humber Times Higher Education 2011-09-29)
"From Ancient Egyptian cow-god worshippers and breastfeeding saints to the expansion of milk-drinking in Asia today, Valenze brings together a world history of cultures and personalities that has elevated milk to a magic substance in the Western, and Westernized, imagination."—E. Melanie DuPuis, author of Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink
(E. Melanie DuPuis 2011-04-12)
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If you are a food lover, cheesemaker, or in any dairy related industry, I would really encourage you to own and read this book. So many "milk" focused tomes veer into political or philosophical extremes, but Ms. Valenze really did a great job, in my opinion, staying passionately neutral and sharing facts.
Thank you for this great book!!