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Pioneer wives moving Westward learned to make butter on the march by using the motion of the wagon to churn their butter.
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Butter contributes only 3% of the total fat in the U.S. food supply.
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In Quebec, Canada, a law existed until July 2008 which stated that margarine must be a different color from butter.
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Greeks and Romans used to put butter in their hair to make them look shiny.
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Marigolds were once used to color butter.

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post #6 of 31
Butter. :thumb: All righty then.

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The world record for butter eating is 7 quarter pound sticks of salted butter in 5 minutes by Donald Lerman.
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We consume more than 4 pounds of butter per person per year.

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"We" being who?
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Well, read it here....it said Americans but I decided to include myself in there as well if you don't mind .....

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2236187/...s-About-Butter

But then again, maybe I am wrong ? Correct me please if I am ?

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That's what I was wondering - thanks. I guess Canada is in America, right? But then again, so is Uruguay, Paraguay, Chili, Equator, Brazil....

Personally I know I eat WAY more than 4lbs of butter per year. :lol: But then again I'm French, and we eat butter on bread (with jam) for breakfast. Which reminds me - time for breakfast!
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... ... :lol: ...
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Have a wonderful breakfast.....

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And they are used to feed chickens, so that they appear golden yellow when slaughtered rather then pale white.
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ha, does that also make the yolks yellower? i heard they feed something to chickens here to make eggs to use in fettuccine, so they look more yellow and don;t have to add coloring. there's a french cheese that's colored yellow with flowers

But back to butter, isn;t there a (?)medieval tower (or maybe more than one) called the "butter tower" paid for by some butter tax or something?
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post #16 of 31
It takes about 21 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter
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post #17 of 31
Yes it does. In fact that's the only thing that determines the color of yolks: the color of the flowers the chicken eats. Since bright orange yolks are quite fashionable, many farmers make their chicken eat bright orange flowers.
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And it takes about 2,000 liters of water to produce 1 pound of milk. Do the math. Ouch!

post #19 of 31
First, there's the arithmetic. If 1000 liters of water make 1 liter of milk, then 2000 liters of milk make 2 liters of milk which is 4.4 lbs.

Second, what happens to the roughly 1998 liters of water which don't go into the milk?

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post #20 of 31
Wow I really need to get back to school. :o

I guess cows pee too? :lol:
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Really? that's awesome information. they feed like for how many times and day? to make the meat turns yellow? or they will feed it from birth to slaughter.
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Normally from 2 weeks and up.. Also farm raised salmon are fed carrots to make them orange colored as they are white in color when farm raised unlike wild salmon.:chef:
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That is truly disgusting!
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post #24 of 31
its yummy, what you on about?????????????????
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Now if you buy prepackaged salmon  fresh or smoked in the market it must state artificially colored or color added.

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Making Ghee at this very moment.

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I have always wanted to taste Cafe de Paris butter on a steak....

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The Iowa State fair makes butter sculptures ever year.

 

The 1999 buttery rendition of Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper" was sculpted out of 2,000 pounds of butter

 

 

 

http://www.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/butter-cow/

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post #29 of 31
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I have always wanted to taste Cafe de Paris butter on a steak....

 

Do you have a trustable recipe of it?

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There are many recipes floating around in cyber but I have not tried them of yet. There seems to be a controversy over it (which French restaurant perfected it....so-on)

 

@ Dave : I am a fan of butter but the other word that starts with "M" (we won't mention the word) came up with a beautiful sculpture.

 

Butter.jpg"Last November, Vipula Athukorale, 47, won a gold medal for his unusual Victorian street scene at a world food sculpting competition in Luxembourg."

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