"Butter: A Rich History"
There are few food books I've read lately that have been as intriguing as "Butter: A Rich History" by Elaine Khosrova. I am an avid reader of all books on food, but when I saw the title of this particular one I was curious about how there could be enough information on this one ingredient to fill the pages of a book--and still be interesting. Luckily my own love of butter peaked my curiosity enough to pull the book from the shelf and thumb through its pages. Turns out it was one of my most fascinating book purchases yet! Highly recommended for any one who loves the nitty-gritty details of food, and especially one we all take for granted. Oh -- and bonus: there are lots of great recipes included!
"From its accidental invention in a long-ago herder's pouch to it ubiquitous presence in the world's most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss. Here, 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, this kitchen staple has had a surprisingly vital role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art."
As always, find it on Amazon!