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Updated Thursday, 28th June 2007

Ever Wondered About Food takes a look at milk

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Without milk, not only would we be deprived of our number one source of calcium – there would be no cream, butter, cheese, yoghurt or chocolate – not to mention a host of other goodies.

In this edition of Ever Wondered about Food chef Paul Merrett:

  • finds out how Genghis Khan fuelled his army on milk;
  • explains why milk was made free to generations of school children;
  • turns the slimming myth on its head by revealing that calcium in milk can help you lose weight as part of a calorie controlled diet; and
  • reveals why calcium is essential to keep astronauts healthy in space.

With recipes for a classic custard tart and a mouth-watering fish pie he demonstrates that milk is really tasty and versatile as well as good for you. And he rounds it all off with instructions for the perfect cappuccino.

First broadcast: Saturday 28 Sep 2002 on BBC TWO

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