Lurpak is my everyday butter here…so glad to know you consider it luxurious. I will feel pampered on your behalf when I have it on my toast each day. (I actually buy a French butter called Presidente, when I want to be fancy.)
I think I would die in the humidy that you have there! It gets humid enough here when it decides to get warm.
It’s so much fun to try different kinds of butter… I’ve been using Cremerie Classique for the last few months, an Oregon-made creme fraiche butter. Really nice. There’s also a Vermont Butter & Cheese butter that I like with bread.
Kerrygold is relatively cheap at Trader Joe’s. Lurpak is not too hard to find here, but I always forget where I see it… My uncle is convinced that Danish butter is the best.
For me, I’m happiest when the butter is fresh (or frozen early), though so much of the mass-produced butter in the US has a strange taste to me.
This is heavenly! I love Lurpak! It’s my only butter to eat with bread. I am very picky on how the butter is served though (learnt from my dad). We normally cut some pieces and leave it to return to room temp. This way the butter is perfectly smooth and spreadable… Yummy!
When my father is here, I gotta serve him Lurpak. In Vietnam, where my family lives, they like President.
Scott- let me know if you find it there. I got this at a local fancy market near my house. Did you see Dorie Greenspan’s review of butter? I’ll have to re-read that post. I don’t remember the results of the taste test.
Melinda- you are SO lucky!!! American butter SUCKS.
Simcooks- aaaawwww thanks!
Jason- oooh….I’ll have to find the creme fraiche butter. That sounds so sinfully delicious. Don’t have Trader Joe’s here. Yes, I agree, American butter tastes like crap – very bland and chemical-ish.
Anh- I’ll have to try Presidente – I think I can find it here. But since I live 30 minutes from the nearest Whole Foods, it takes an extra effort to go AND coordinate activities around my dairy purchases since it so dang hot here.
Woooo…sure…bread and butter (the basics…) should always come first, before all the creative chopping, twirling and rolling :D …if not, where to get all the energy?
I’ll still be hungry if I have this for dinner, though. Breakfast sounds better ;p
So, do you get out of “hell” when it’s summer ? Sounds shitty weather – just like S’pore. Then I can only say it’s hell 365 days a year, every year in S’pore (at avg 90deg, humidity >90%)…is that not hell at every instant ? :O …
WOW! Top ten?!? Is he one of the guys that I see on the Poker Championships on ESPN?!? I went with my beau to play in a poker tournament in Reno, and the pit boss-guy allowed me to sit on a stool right behind him. My expressions gave all of his hands away. My beau has never invited me to another trip to Reno again. But, we are going to Vegas this weekend, so I hope that maybe I’ll run into you and “Husband” there!
Tiger- I come to LA & SF to escape the heat! Too bad you’re not in LA – I would come visit you in a couple of weeks!
PE- Thats so funny! I would be so totally nervous if I played live or watched him play. He only plays online on the major poker sites…I can’t even sit next to him when he plays online…too nerve racking.
Janice- You’re the 3rd person to mention President. Now I must go find it!
If you eat butter regularly, you can buy a French butter keeper. I’ve seen them at Marshall’s. It’s like a mini-crock with a bowl upended into it where you store the butter. Add a bit of cold water to the bottom of the crock (oops, I typed it without an R and that would have really played around with your stats! :P). Anyway, the water and the bowl upended into the crock seals it, allowing you to store the butter at room temperature for up to a month. It usually sells for around $5 or so.
I like the Irish cream butter myself. But too decadent since I don’t eat butter that often. Surprised you didn’t make your homemade French bread to go with this. :)
I LOVE Danish butter! I buy it about once a year, for special occasions, and now am reminded that special occasions happen every day. I should celebrate more. In Portland, it’s a steady 70 degrees for a couple of weeks now, fluctuating a bit now and then. I’m so glad I live in a mild climate. Though I do miss the four seasons every now and then! We have only two: rainy season and sunny with occasional showers season.