Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|History of Butter and Cheese|| |
| History of Butter and Cheese Making|
When Sister Noella Marcellino, a Fullbright scholar who is pursuing a doctorate in Microbiology and has been working with naturally ripened cheeses at the University of Connecticut asked me about the above pictures, I was also fascinated by the topic and since been
digging our archives for any hints and evidences. I have found a number pictures of milk products depicted in medieval and ancient monuments. Some student of
history must go through the period literature to find the ancient methods and techniques, although I believe that most of those practices have been embedded
in modern techniques through empirical knowledge passed on to the generations.
FYI: There are several communities (example: Goulis) in India whose only profession is making and vending milk-products. In some cities like Dharwad,
there are these Butter Bazars where milk and cheese is sold on the streets in heaps. These communities have maintained this profession for centuries, sometimes with very little change in their techniques.
Making Butter - Now and Then
On This Day...
Interesting Guest-book Entries
I have two amusing entries in our guest-book today -- one is thanking us
for a sexual liberation experienced (I have truncated the entry due to some
parts which might not have been appropriate for children). The other one,
perhaps by a young student simply asks: "if elephant is a god, why did
they chain it to the building?"
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Wednesday, May 21, 2003|
Last Modified: 5/21/2003
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