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kspenmoll
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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#weeklyforecast
3 buddy reads #adventuresinphilosophy #camplitsy24 #Butter #hastagbrigade #littlewomen #librarybook #audible #readyourkindle
Trying to start Prodigal Summer as it is in my TBR for #litsolace #midsummersolace
🎉🎉🎉🎉Yay! Tomorrow I am out of school for the summer!!!!!!!

Megabooks Excited to have you join the discussion Saturday! 1mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to Saturday‘s discussion! 1mo
kspenmoll I am hoping to finish because we are having a heat wave in CT predicted for Tuesday-Saturday- in the 100s. So I plan to hibernate in our air conditioned living room/dining room area.we do not have central air- old house @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!!! Summmmmmer!!! 1mo
AllDebooks Woohoo! Summer break x 1mo
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thewallflower0707
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Mehso-so

#Butter sounded great, and it did make me very hungry. However, I somehow got lost in the middle and my interest dwindled. Also, some sentences were so awkwardly formulated, I don‘t know if that‘s because of the translation or the original?

#review #read

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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BekaReid
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My mom found this old book and included it in our Xmas box of goodies this year.

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janeycanuck
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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Pickpick

Damn, this was fascinating. There were a few bits where it felt a bit slow but generally, a really enjoyable micro history that made me hungry and desperate to buy higher quality butter (but I‘m delighted that one of the butters she highlights in the book is fairly local to me!)

Book 4 of 15 for #15books15weeks

readingjedi Butter! Makes life worth living! 4y
TheHeartlandBookFairy How fun 😁 4y
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janeycanuck
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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As I was trucking around, collecting books for my #JulyTBR, EDP said to me “That‘s a lot, even for you.” He‘s not wrong. So many leftovers from a bad June, a couple of #HeyCarrots reads to catch up, my #GirlyBookClub and #FlaviaBuddyRead books for July, the #Potteraday, a bunch of #15Books15Weeks to get me back on track, a couple of #PemberLittens books and one that I added to the stack cause why not?!

kspenmoll 😂Why not indeed?! 😅 4y
Linsy You sound like me! A few months of not quite meeting my goals and I have very high hopes for my July. 😅 4y
janeycanuck @kspenmoll I just keep telling myself it‘s because I like to have options. 4y
janeycanuck @Linsy It‘s good to set the bar high, right!! 4y
Linsy @janeycanuck Very true! 4y
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janeycanuck
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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Just a couple of books short of some tasty treats.

#fallisbooked

LauraJ Cute! 5y
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Lindy
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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Pickpick

Butter lovers alert! This history of butter will make you want to slather it on even more. From Neolithic times in Ireland to Buddhist butter meditation in Asia, butter-making tools around the world, dietary science squabbles, and finishing off with some tantalizing recipes in which butter is boss.

(Photo: I should know better than to leave the butter dish on the stove when the oven is on. 😬)

Lindy Full descriptions & recipes are given for the French mother sauces (beurre blanc, hollandaise, béarnaise, béchamel, mornay, velouté, bercy), which was lacking in the book about sauces I read awhile back: 5y
AceOnRoam Stacked. Thanks :) 5y
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting... I always remember my mother got so excited when the “ country butter “ was on sale in town. It was sooo salty, we loved it ! 5y
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Megabooks Sounds interesting! #stacked 5y
Lindy @Cathythoughts I prefer salted butter too. 😊 5y
TrishB My Mum got me hooked on butter....I got my kids hooked on it! Terrible parents 😁 5y
Lindy @TrishB Butter is good for you. Better than margarine, at any rate. 5y
batsy You can't keep me away from salted butter! (or most other flavoured versions 😆) 5y
Lindy @batsy 👯‍♂️ 5y
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Lindy
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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I learned about “butter-washed” cocktails in this book, so of course I had to try it. Melted butter is combined with whatever spirit you want—I chose dark rum—and left to sit for a few hours. Then I chilled the mixture so the solidified butter could be skimmed off. It made the rum cloudy but also very tasty. (My cocktail also included honey, fresh lemon juice, a sprig of thyme and sparkling water.)

BiblioLitten Butter makes everything better! 5y
Lindy @BiblioLitten 👍😋 5y
squirrelbrain How interesting - never heard of this before! 5y
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Lindy @squirrelbrain It was new to me also. Readers are lifelong learners. 😊 5y
Cathythoughts Sounds kind of delicious 5y
TrishB Oh god, more ways to have butter!! 5y
AceOnRoam @TrishB 🤣🤣🤣 5y
AceOnRoam Everything is better with butter! 5y
Lindy @Cathythoughts Believe it! 5y
Lindy @TrishB Of course! 5y
8little_paws Very interesting. I am currently not drinking alcohol for health reasons, but if I do drink again in the future I was thinking I would avoid beer and stick to nice wines and fancy mixed cocktails. 5y
Lindy @8little_paws Hope you feel well soon. 🥤 5y
8little_paws @Lindy I'm well! Just watching the old diet for a few reasons, nothing serious! 5y
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Lindy
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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It‘s a little known fact that US dairy manufacturers are allowed by law to add a colouring agent, such as annatto, to their butter without having to declare it on the label, whereas all other foods have to reveal colouring agents on the label. This special dispensation harks back to those last century battles with margarine.
(Photo: I hosted butter tasting for my friends last weekend.)

MayJasper How did it go? Any surprises? 5y
Lindy @MayJasper I wasn‘t surprised that I liked the most expensive butter best (and 2 out of 4 other tasters agreed). The taste differences between all four (all organic, salted) were not so much that I would pay up to 50% more (the difference between the cheapest & most expensive). My food scientist friend correctly identified all four by taste, amazing the rest of us. (edited) 5y
MayJasper That's very interesting. Your food scientist friend must have an amazing palette. Is the top left butter the most expensive? 5y
Lindy @MayJasper No, that‘s the cheapest, actually. Most expensive is L‘Ancêtre, top right. 5y
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Lindy
Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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In 2013 the FDA finally announced that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food and that eating trans fat raises blood levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, increasing the risk of coronary disease. All those tubs of margarine the public had consumed instead of butter to prevent cardiac disease actually had the opposite effect: Margarine increased the likelihood of a heart attack.

morgan_krahn As a dairy farmer I wish people were more aware of the health benefits of butter and full fat dairy products!! 5y
Lindy @morgan_krahn I‘ve been in the butter and full fat milk camp for years. 😊🐄 5y
BiblioLitten Always been loyal to butter! 5y
Lindy @BiblioLitten 💛👍 5y
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