Butter fun facts

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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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In Quebec, Canada, a law existed until July 2008 which stated that margarine must be a different color from butter.
 
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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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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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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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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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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?

BDL
 

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