SideDish Book Club: Milk

If you were a fan of Omnivore’s Dilemma or Guns, Germs, and Steel, you’ll like Anne Mendelson’s Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages. I’m about a third through the book, and it’s extremely detailed (almost textbook style,) but still a good read. (Ever heard of Swill Milk? Ugh.)

Pickup a copy and read it while enjoying some cheese from Scardello, drinking kefir, and cooking and up some matar paneer.

The book is also part recipe, although Mendelson calls almost exclusively for unhomogenized milk (notice the cream line on the cover)—something that I’ve never noticed in any of our local markets. Anyone have a source?


  • Cellarmaster

    There is a dairy in Yantis, TX named Remember When Dairy that is producing some dreamy dairy..I found out about this through Virginia B Wood in the Austin Chronicle..Heres a link to an article about their operation! From what I’ve heard they’re talking with Central Marker about carrying their products..otherwise they’re available in Austin at both Farmer’s markets, Wheatsville Co-op, and People’s Pharmacy. Here’s the link!

  • Cellarmaster

    Central Market rather..oops

  • luniz

    kefir + peanut butter = late night snack