New Stuff Tuesday – April 7


The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
By Anne Mendelson
SF251 .M46 2008
New Book Island, 2nd floor

In honor of Barb’s 200th blog post over the weekend, this week’s featured title made me think of her and her beloved animal. Oh yeah, and Wisconsin.

Mendelson, a seasoned food writer, takes an exploratory trip down way down memory lane at one of the first foods. In the first part of the book, she examines the origins of milk in the Old World, in which people used sheep’s and goats’ milk to make their yogurt. She then heads to the “Northwestern Cow Belt” (northern Europe and North America as defined by the author) and discusses the modern approaches and practices of the dairy ‘industry’. The second (and best) part of the book – or at least the part that will make you hungry – is a compilation of recipes that feature milk, cream, yogurt and other dairy products. Personally, I’ve always wanted to know what clotted cream was, other than delicious, and how to make it. Now I know!

Milk. Does a body good.

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I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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4 Responses to New Stuff Tuesday – April 7

  1. Barbara says:

    What a fabulous blog entry! Very mooving. Thank you.

  2. Anne Kimball says:

    Milk: My favorite drink.
    Cows: My favorite dinner.

  3. Let’s all go out and purchase our personal cow! Thank you for bringing this book to light here.

  4. DG says:

    (Watch out Willie.) Maybe we need to adopt a cow mascot (named Carrie or Collete) for the library. Milk and books both do a body good.

    What a great tie into “June is Dairy Month.” Maybe we need a good old fashioned ice cream social to celebrate.

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