By Elaine Khosrova
After touring throughout 3 continents to stalk the fashionable tale of butter, award-winning meals author and previous pastry chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a narrative as wealthy, textured, and culturally appropriate as butter itself.
From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a desirable tale to inform, and Khosrova is the suitable individual to inform it. With stories concerning the historical butter toilets of eire, the excitement dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova info butter’s position in background, politics, economics, foodstuff, or even spirituality and paintings. Readers also will locate the basic selection of middle butter recipes, together with beurre manié, croissants, pâte brisée, and the single buttercream frosting somebody will ever desire, in addition to functional how-tos for making a number of kinds of butter at home--or buying the best.
“A interesting, tasty learn . . . And what an advantage to have a suite of crucial vintage butter recipes included.” —David Tanis, writer of A Platter of Figs and different Recipes
“Following the trail blazed through Margaret Visser in Much depends upon Dinner, Elaine Khosrova makes a lot of butter and the ruminants whose milk guy churns. you are going to enjoy dairy physics. and you can by no means devour margarine again.” —John T. side, writer of The Potlikker Papers: A foodstuff heritage of the fashionable South
“Butter proves that shut research can display wealthy heritage, lore, and functional info. All that and beauty too.” —Mimi Sheraton, writer of 1,000 meals to devour earlier than You Die
“Irresistible and engaging . . . this is often a type of definitive books on an issue that each prepare dinner may still have.” —Elisabeth Prueitt, co-owner of Tartine Bakery
“The background of 1 of the main delectable parts all through our many cultures and geography over the years is splendidly churned and emulsified in Khosrova’s Butter . . . pleasant storytelling.” —Elizabeth Falkner, writer of Demolition cakes: Recipes from Citizen Cake