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Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

Why We Love It

Like the air we breath, it can be easy to overlook something as everyday as milk. Luckily, author Mark Kurlansky has not made that mistake. This book covers everything from Fidel Castro’s obsession with dairy and ice cream, which led the CIA to attempt to assassinate him with a poisonous milkshake, to Ancient Romans’ prejudice against drinking milk and eating butter (sure signs of barbarianism).