de nieuwe snede

the new cut – 16th century material culture in the low countries

In 2016 I went to visit my good friend Sophie in Denmark. She took me to a living history museum, where I, desperate for something to purchase, bought butter churns. I decided I better learn about butter production in the 16th century, so I did. I overused my churn and now it’s falling apart, but I still make butter in a mason jar, food processor, or stand mixer. Here’s my handout. This is one of my favorite classes to teach.

I love talking about butter so much I had a themed event, a dairy market, at West Kingdom Beltane in 2018.


Here I am holding a book and a churn. My enthusiasm was real.

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