Here are a few photos showing some of my butter-themed thoughts --
|My favorite ancient figurine: a woman holding a butter churn on her head.|
Chacolithic era from the sanctuary of Gilat in the Negev in Israel.
Dated 5500 to 6500 years ago. (Israel Museum, Jerusalem, my photo.)
|How milk was churned in these vessels: they were hung up and shaken|
back-and-forth, as shown. The figurine above, and others in the sanctuary,
also used churns for an unknown symbolic meaning in grave goods. (My photo)
|Similar Chacolithic churn (Haifa Museum, Wikipedia)|
|Last year's Minnesota Butter Princess and her sculpted head in butter. We saw the butter sculpting a number of years ago.|
Note that she's wearing a coat: the sculpting is done in a very cold glass kiosk where passers-by can watch. The princesses
are the daughters of Minnesota dairy farmers, and they get to keep their own sculpted head, I believe. (link)
|Smen: a butter product from Morocco,|
which I have not tried but would like to.
|My favorite source of butter-rich recipes! (link)|