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As the World Churns
12/29/2010
Our ancestors have been making butter for 10,000 years—though, given how it was originally made, you might’ve thought twice before spreading it on your prehistoric toast.
Our ancestors have been making butter for 10,000 years—though, given how it was originally made, you might’ve thought twice before spreading it on your prehistoric toast. Ancient Mesopotamians would skin a goat, then tightly tie up the goatskin, leaving an opening at the left foreleg. They’d pour in goat’s or sheep’s milk, suspend the goatskin from tentpoles and beat it with sticks until butter formed.
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