Friday, May 23, 2014

Fact of the Day: Gail Dairy

Though not exactly the first person to do so, but Gail Borden perfected the process of making condensed milk. Before it, milk was mainly limited to those who were near a cow. In age before pasteurization and refrigeration, it was the first way to store milk for long periods of time and still be safe to drink.  

18 comments:

Kay said...

I've only ever seen the sweetened condensed milk. Do they have unsweetened condensed milk too. By the way, I love your new profile photo.

Margaret D said...

So he was the culprit. Love condensed milk.

Bob Bushell said...

Good man.

DWei said...

And it is delicious.

Unknown said...

A smart guy

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Not my favorite

Dascha said...

Love it!!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

I am very thankful for this guy lol

Pilar Domínguez said...

I looooove condensed milk!!thank you Mr Borden!! Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

Blah dairy is still scary to me

stephen Hayes said...

It's hard to imagine needing to be near a cow to get milk.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Isn't milk one of those things that never really spoils? Like...it just turns into different things on its way to being a cheese.

Adam said...

no it's quite the great liquid for bacteria to grow.

Mary Kirkland said...

So glad for this guy.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And the rest is history, as they say...

bj said...

I'm a pure "city girl" but for about 3 months one summer, my daddy decided we should move from Texas to Arkansas...he bought a small farm and had a couple milk cows...
we had the best milk, butter and cream....and a blackberry patch on one end of the farm...talk about gooood...blackberries and whipped cream are hard to beat. :)
However, I was about to start high school and spent my days that summer, flung across the bed, bawling my eyes out....so did my mom and we sold the farm and moved back home to TEXAS. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love condensed milk. Use it in baking all the time. This guy was a genius!