America’s first milk was vegan milk

Food journalist Avery Yale Kamila discusses Native American traditions for making milks, butters and cheeses from nuts in a new article, “Americans have been enjoying nut milk and nut butter for at least 4 centuries.” As Freya Dinshah noted last year in the New York Times, “We’ve had coconut milk since probably the beginning of time and if they want to be explicit they can say cow milk and we can say soy milk. The dairy industry thinks they’ve got the corner on milk.”

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