PDF NEW Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas ☆ Mark Kurlansky


Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas

Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas Summary À 104 N 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 pasteurizationProfoundly 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 liuid's diverse history from antiuity to the present he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution religion nutrition politics and economic. Incredible richness of fascinating detailsMany of the recipes make me want to try them the others are there to raise the wonder and mystiue about past timesI would have preferred if the book took clearer stance about consuming unadulterated raw milk which it doesn t It simply lists pros and cons with what I consider outdated facts about dangers of fatIt would be 5 stars book if not for totally misplaced and very strange input of feminist viewpoints even propaganda Since the book is written by a man I assume it was just copy pasted from somewhere without any critical reasoning Which almost makes it even worseWhat is it doing in book like this you wonder Me too The Complete Idiots Guide to the Gnostic Gospels the most pressing issues in food politics from industrial farming and animal rights Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels The Complete Idiot's Guide to GMOs Walking in Light the locavore movement and advocates for raw milk who controversially reject pasteurizationProfoundly intertwined with human civilization milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story Heart to Start to Stand by Me tell and historian Mark Kurlansky is Stand By Me the perfect person Toilet Trivia to The Infinite Air tell it Tracing Three by Ati Rahimi the liuid's diverse history from antiuity Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children The Broken Piano The Lacanian Clinical Field The Lacanian Clinical Field to Idiots Guides the present he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution religion nutrition politics and economic. Incredible richness of fascinating detailsMany of That Risen Snow A Scary Tale of Snow White Zombies Scary Tales #1 the recipes make me want The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting to The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers try The Pythagorean Theorem them One Ball of Yarn the others are Planetside there SANDITON and A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN Cambridge World Classics Complete Unfinished Novel Sanditon by Jane Austen and Biography by James Edward Austen Leigh Annotated Complete Works of Jane Austen NOOKbook to raise The House of Gabriel Black Lace Series the wonder and mystiue about past Great Things to Do Outside timesI would have preferred if Blackpeak Vines the book Being Magdalene I Am Not Esther #3 took clearer stance about consuming unadulterated raw milk which it doesn Its a Bit Rugged Mate t It simply lists pros and cons with what I consider outdated facts about dangers of fatIt would be 5 stars book if not for Mathematics and the Real World totally misplaced and very strange input of feminist viewpoints even propaganda Since Critical Terms for Literary Study the book is written by a man I assume it was just copy pasted from somewhere without any critical reasoning Which almost makes it even worseWhat is it doing in book like Surrounded by Spirit this you wonder Me Hard Country too

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Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas Summary À 104 Ource 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 itselfBefore 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 i. Kurlansky is justly famous for his earlier works about Salt and Cod among other things so when I saw this 2018 Bloomsbury Publishing nonfiction about Milk I was interested I was particularly interested to see what he would say about humans consuming milk after infancy when approximately sixty percent of the world s human population appear to lose their tolerance for and ability to digest lactose Europeans Middle Easterners North Africans and some of the Indian subcontinent appear to lack a gene which shuts off production of lactase an intestinally controlled enzyme which digests lactose present in all milkIn 2006 Cornell University s T Colin Campbell published his thirty year study on the eating habits of Chinese people called The China Study The findings of Campbell s study blew me away one of which was that consumption of milk products can cause osteoporosis in adults a finding exactly opposite to what we have been told here in America Kurlansky does not mention this startling information sadly But Campbell s study made me look closely at where the promotion of milk products was coming from the industry itself and lobbyists targeting government scientists commercial attach s and spokespeopleKurlanksy does remark on lactose intolerance briefly at the beginning and again in the section on China He indicates that while there is a growing tolerance for dairy products gradually in China among the wealthier and worldly citizens it fights with the notion that the Chinese are genetically lactose intolerant It may be that livestock was discouraged in a country which needed all possible land for food production and that reintroducing dairy stimulates the production of lactase Kurlansky mostly elucidates the uses of milk in the part of the world that uses it daily giving recipes that have survived the ages showing some changes in those recipes over time And certainly coincidentally but with a weird synchronicity he discusses breast feeding throughout the world and throughout history Breastfeeding has come and gone in popularity with scientists in the past forty years generally concluding that until clean water and sterile bottles and low pricing for formula could be achieved throughout the world perhaps breast milk was superior to any industrial formula It is now de rigueur to pump breast milk offering convenience and nutrition Pumping breast milk induces lactating mothers to produce than they need which has led to an oversupply Some entrepreneurs have endeavored to sell soap made with breast milk those selling breast milk ice cream in London found they couldn t keep up with demand Some sell breast milk on the internet to athletes who believe it makes them stronger Some people buy it when they are ill believing it has medicinal ualities Some testing internet purchases found 10% of the time cow s milk was mixed in while 75% was contaminated with bacteria andor pathogensIt turns out that yogurt made from yak milk makes that made from cow s milk seem boring and tasteless due to the high percentage of fat in yak s milk Consumption of milk in the United States has declined almost 40% since the 1970s and now large scale industrial farming is the key to survival of the industry At the end Kurlansky takes another uick trip around the world to look at how dairy farms manage and what problems they are encountering now including some of the profit calculations small producers are makingKurlanky is a wonderful writer of nonfiction who manages to take on big subjects and make them intelligible to the non specialist If you are looking for specific information this book may simply be too diffuse but Kurlansky is a wonderful host for a general reader

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Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas Summary À 104 Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural economic and culinary story of milk and all things dairy with recipes throughout 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 than 10000 years ago originally as a s. First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Mark Kurlansky and Bloomsbury USA Publishing for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased reviewI remember an advertising campaign from my youth that extolled the virtues and health benefits of drinking milk It stuck with me and I have tried to present the same positive outlook to my son When I saw the latest Mark Kurlansky book all about the history of milk I could not help but wonder if it would be an entertaining read as I knew he had tackled some other interesting food topics One may presume the topic is uite mundane or simplistic but the attentive reader will discover that milk and its byproducts are anything but boring though it is one area where history has only added to the controversies rather than neutralise them In a book that is as eye opening as it is refreshing Kurlansky offers the reader much insight into this product that has been a central part of history as long as female mammals have roamed the earthMilk has long been a controversial staple through the centuries from the debate between breastfeeding and delivering the essential nutrients to babies to the best type of milk for humans to consume and even whether to treat milk to make it safer for consumption Kurlansky details these and other debates throughout the pages of his book presenting arguments and views as they were documented throughout history There remains a strong debate over pasteurisation versus raw milk which has led to various parts of the world to adopt varying rules and regulations While many Western countries turn to cow s milk there are numerous other animals whose milk is widely used utilising the higher concentration of such mammals on differing terrains Liuid milk is only scratching the fatty surface of the discussion as Kurlansky talked extensively about the various byproducts Often discovered by accident byproducts include cheeses butters and creams though their variety can easily be forked into hundreds of different outcomes The history of cheese is both long and full of political intervention as Kurlansky discusses at length Creation of cheese can be a laborious process and is tightly regulated creating different colours flavours and consistencies Kurlansky explores not only how different milk determines key cheese creations but also the food intake of the cow that can vastly alter the end result Turning to creams history has seen the evolution of different products based not only on filtering techniues but also the ability to refrigerate or cool for lengthy periods of time Different people claim fame for various inventions that many take for granted now though there was surely a fierce debate at the time to launch the best clotted creams ice creams and desserts that stemmed from there Kurlansky also explores how different parts of the world tapped into shaping these byproducts with the local ingredients creating even differentiation across the globeThe political and social aspects of milk are firmly rooted particularly when government health and legislative bodies learned that they could levy fees and fierce regulations Milk can be a highly profitable industry though strict adherence can also lead to marginalizing those who have spent their life trying to make a living off dairy production Kurlansky turns the focus away from North America and delves deeply into the European and Asian markets which may shock some readers in the West There is surely a hierarchy when it comes to milk consumption as well as a fierce debate about how to treat the animals and the food they consumed There is no correct answer nor does Kurlansky try to steer the reader in any single direction but offers a wonderful cross section of information for a better understanding Readers and milk enthusiasts alike can enter the debate better armed for the battle Kurlansky s delivery of the topic at hand is so seamless as to create a story that flows with ease from beginning to end While there is so much to cover Kurlansky offers detailed discussions throughout without bogging the reader down with minutiae Not only does he provide a rich history of milk and its evolution but Kurlansky offers hundreds of recipes embedded in the narrative permitting the reader to explore the amusing side of milk s maturation Offering education and entertainment in eual doses Kurlansky provides the reader with a fulfilling historical tome that will fuel interesting discussions for all Any reader with a love of history and curiosity about food will surely find something they can enjoy in this book Milk It does a body good and so much Kudos Mr Kurlansky for such a wonderfully diverse piece I have learned so much and dazzled others with random facts that will stick with me for years to come Now I am convinced that I will have to find some of your other food histories and see how they compare Likehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book 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  • Hardcover
  • 385
  • Milk A 10000 Year Food Fracas
  • Mark Kurlansky
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9781632863829

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