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Serious Reads: Milk, by Deborah Valenze

Single-commodity histories are pretty commonplace these days. From salt to tomatoes to honey, it seems that every food item in the grocery store has a special story. In my time, I've read quite a few histories of milk—okay, maybe just two or three, but that still feels like a lot of pages dedicated to an everyday cereal enhancer. But historian Deborah Valenze makes a good case for yet another milk history with her new book Milk: A Local and Global History. More

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