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(Bon Appetit)   Is $12 butter worth it? Perhaps if you're a saucy Farker who likes to sauce saucily. Or a lousy writer in need of an angle to get noticed   (bonappetit.com) divider line
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2022-06-10 8:44:14 PM  
The churn in my kitchen has been in the family for 6 generations
 
2022-06-10 9:06:22 PM  
We don't really have Applebee's money let alone money for restaurants with $12 butter
 
2022-06-10 9:45:10 PM  
I bought some of that Vermont butter infused with maple syrup for $10 in Whole Foods.
It was meh. Regular salted whipped butter defrosted is still my favorite.
 
2022-06-11 12:03:27 AM  
"Animal Farm Butter, in Orwell, VT."

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2022-06-11 12:13:52 AM  
I can't imagine what that butter would have to taste like for me to go, "Yeah, this $12 butter was absolutely worth it."
 
2022-06-11 1:12:47 AM  
After reading TFA, I'd try $12 butter.
 
2022-06-11 1:18:03 AM  
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2022-06-11 1:22:37 AM  
Kerrygold Irish Butter is pretty good. You can get it at Walmart. Also Finlandia. The butter, not the vodka.

I can't imagine paying $12 for butter. But then again... inflation.
 
2022-06-11 1:29:55 AM  
My wife has a much better palette than me and buys cheap unsalted butter.  I'll take her word for it.
 
2022-06-11 2:08:14 AM  
Bordier Butter with Chef Ludo Lefebvre
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2022-06-11 4:20:37 AM  
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2022-06-11 6:02:13 AM  
Don't Be Saucy With Me, Bearnaise
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2022-06-11 7:41:41 AM  
I've had ice cream and cheeses that are that good.
The farmers here say it's the breeds, the grasses and a stress-free life for the herds that makes the difference.
Try the triple cream brie.
 
2022-06-11 8:29:55 AM  

austerity101: I can't imagine what that butter would have to taste like for me to go, "Yeah, this $12 butter was absolutely worth it."


There is upscale wine shop by my house that sells fancy butter from some boutique French creamery. It's $12 for an 8oz block (apparently $12 is the universal price for fancy smanchy butter). I was intrigued by the ridiculous price so I bought some to put on my sourdough for Christmas dinner. I must say it was by far the most delicious butter I have ever had, my friends and family agreed. It's not worth  the 10X cost for everyday usage but for special occasions, it's absolutely worth it.
 
2022-06-11 8:53:29 AM  

max_pooper: (apparently $12 is the universal price for fancy smanchy butter).



Heh. The butter in the article wasn't $12/lb, it's $12 for the amount that might come with the bread (which is equally awesome, I'm sure.). The butter itself is $60/lb retail, plus shipping.
 
2022-06-11 10:09:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Kerrygold Irish Butter is pretty good. You can get it at Walmart. Also Finlandia. The butter, not the vodka.

I can't imagine paying $12 for butter. But then again... inflation.


Recently tried the kerrygold. It is pretty good butter.
 
2022-06-11 1:01:21 PM  

ar393: ecmoRandomNumbers: Kerrygold Irish Butter is pretty good. You can get it at Walmart. Also Finlandia. The butter, not the vodka.

I can't imagine paying $12 for butter. But then again... inflation.

Recently tried the kerrygold. It is pretty good butter.


I like Kerrygold for eating (Costco sells boxes of 4 blocks for $12 which is cheaper than Walmart at $3,79 a block) but I still prefer store brands for cooking. I get mine at Kwik Trip gas stations. They are a regional gas/convenience store and own their own dairys and egg farms in Wisconsin, NE Iowa and SE Minnesota. The eggs are always cheaper and often as much as a week fresher than the grocery stores (based on the lay date on the carton) and the dairy products are also cheap and fresh.
 
2022-06-11 1:23:20 PM  

catmandu: I like Kerrygold for eating


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2022-06-11 4:29:17 PM  
stealing from myself on recent discord with ratspoopin:

ex-wife's Auntie was always on my case, lol! so, her family's house is in N.Bergen, but her mother father & kakki kakka, 'd be most of the time at their motels in southern NJ.

but man did Naina-kakki ever have the good gossip on local bargains!

Auntie: beta, I see store in Journal Sq have hotel-bar* butter $1. you please buy me tventy ok? or maybe forty. go get the most you can. even sixty.
me: of course, Nayanaben!
Auntie: you go there now, beta you good boy, other kakki will steal it all up!
me: right away, Auntie!
Auntie: good, good. home soon, cook for you beta.

*you guys know this one, the 16oz brick/slab kind

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/homemade ghee every damn day of the week and twice on Sundays
 
2022-06-12 1:15:29 AM  

lurkey: Try the triple cream brie.


I always thought brie was nearly flavorless. Like cheese for people who don't really like cheese. Then I had Brillat Savarin Triple Cream, and it all made sense.

As for butter, I sometimes buy Calpis butter at $15 a pound. It's very, very good.
 
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