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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Butter party


I was reading about Miss Ginsu's butter tasting when I was suddenly struck by an idea: butter tasting party! Can't you just see it? Little tables with bread and butter, scorecards passed out for each guest. What do you think? Fun theme or too food-geeky for most people?

5 comments:

Cafe Johnsonia said...

You better invite me! We've been sampling our way through expensive butters. One of our faves, believe it or not, is the salted cultured butter from The Vermont Cheese Company. Of course, because we are butter snobs, we like those yummy imported butters, too.

MissGinsu said...

Um... I've got a few slightly used samples I can contribute. :)

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Oh my butter goddess! Sign me up. I am so there!

I am known to eat butter like some people eat cheese. Seriously, if you do this, I think I would honestly consider taking the Chinatown bus from D.C. to NYC to join you. I'm not kidding.

Swizzies said...

Wow, butter lovers eat it plain? Whoa. I just lost even more foodie cred I think...

And there's all this delicious butter, esp in France, and me just buying the store-brand version all the time. At least there's not much margarine here. *Shudder*

Dr Lala said...

Ah...already ahead of you here!! I did the butter tasting party (well, there were just two of us, but there were 8 different kinds of butter!) last October, during the week of Foodie Friend Jonathan's visit in which we ate the single most expensive dinner of my life (700 CHF for two!), but also the best.

My conclusion is that the butter from the restaurant with the expensive dinner -- it's called Pascal Beillevaire Beurre Cru, and when you eat it, afterwards, there's an afteraste of a caramel....it's unbelievably gorgeous.

Zabar's carries some of his cheeses -- see if you can get them to carry the butter!

Regardless, I highly recommend the butter-tasting party.....but get good butters (read: French or Swiss!) to do it with! And no salty butter!!! Really good butter needs no salt (from the queen of salt....)

http://www.zabars.com/cheese-department-news/NEW_AT_CHEESE_DEPT,default,pg.html