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'Butter: A Rich History' Spreads The Word About An Everyday Ingredient05:46

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Butter has been praised for its flavor, and censured for its fat content. (Pixabay)closemore
Butter has been praised for its flavor, and censured for its fat content. (Pixabay)

Butter has a history going back thousands of years: it's been used in religious ceremonies and is a part of cuisines all over the world. It's also been praised for its flavor, and censured for its fat content.

Food writer Elaine Khosrova (@butterdishing) explores the story of butter and provides recipes in her new book "Butter: A Rich History." She joins Here & Now's Peter O’Dowd to talk about the book.

Here's a book excerpt, and two of Khosrova's recipes:

Book Excerpt: 'Butter: A Rich History'

By Elaine Khosrova

Classic Pound Cake

Flaky Pastry Dough, Two Ways

Excerpted from the book BUTTER: A RICH HISTORY by Elaine Khosrova. Copyright © 2016 by Elaine Khosrova. Reprinted with permission of Algonquin Books. All rights reserved.

This story aired on November 21, 2016.

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