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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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History of  Butter and Cheese Making

Lady Churning CurdsCreaming the Butter

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.

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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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