With his typical crisp writing and eye for an offbeat factoid, Mark Kurlansky traces the science, history and mythology of milk.

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Review of ‘Milk!’

Have you ever tried donkey’s milk? Probably not. But according to Mark Kurlansky’s fact-rich Milk!, donkey’s milk is probably closest in consistency and composition to human breast milk. How cows came to predominate our consumption of milk is just one of the many thumbnail histories Kurlansky packs into his fascinating new book.

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Interview with Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky dives into the surprising history of dairy in his latest book, Milk! Rich in facts, this book offers everything from recipes to the science behind the raw milk movement. Here, Kurlansky tells us about his favorite cheese, the wonders of milking machines and cow flatulence. 

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