Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Let's be honest, I love butter. Not just love, but LOVE!!! butter. (I sound like Paula Deen don't I?) Its the MSG of real chefs, it really does make food taste better! As Anthony Bourdain mentions in his book Kitchen Confidential, to make your food taste and look like restaurant quality, use such ingredients as shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, garnish your plate, and use BUTTER! He even says that Italian chefs throw butter into their marinara! Believe me, I tried it ... butter makes your marinara taste better. It mellows out the acidity in marinara, I was quite amazed ... and converted!
Okay another confession ... Being a poor starving student, I am very careful with my money. People can call me frugal. But you try living off my grad student stipend, in NYC, while still wanting to go out and party with your friends, or your BF's friends, who have real jobs that make real money!
shake heavy cream until it makes butter ... or "overwhip it" in your KitchenAid Mixer.
Time to stock up on butter for all that Holiday baking and cooking! Just throw it in your freezer to keep it fresh if you decide to stock up!
Butter is currently on sale at the following stores in NYC for $1.99 a pound.
The Met Supermarket until Saturday, November 7, 2009
C-Town Supermarket until Thursday, November 5, 2009
Morton Williams Supermarket until Thursday, November 5, 2009