A Better Butter Battle


Now here’s an ES fan who is all talk and all action…

Yesterday’s discussion of Kerrygold Irish butter inspired quite the passionate response, with readers weighing in from the Emerald Isle to Oklahoma. But the most exciting response came from MissGinsu, who promised a “premium butter throwdown” and then backed it up with a nine-way butter battle royale, detailed over on her blog.

Miss G. sampled the nine best premium butters she could find (and yes, she does feel a little ill now). She’s still not completely sold on the Kerrygold bandwagon “most of what I’m tasting is salt,” but she was blown away by the French entry – Elle and Vire – and even discovered a high-class butter made right here in the good ol’ U S of A, Pennsylvania’s own Krowka Maslo Wiejskie.

This is goodbye land o’ lakes – I am officially a butter snob.

Link: Miss Ginsu

Photo: Pennsylvania state government, and yes, that’s an 800 lb. Ben Franklin butter statue.

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  • Liza April 3, 2008  

    Interesting! You know, I have been a big fan of vegan butter lately, but now I need to reach out even FURTHER to other butters!

  • gansie April 3, 2008  

    vegan butter!
    what’s going on!

  • BS April 3, 2008  

    you know it doesn’t count as vegan if you’re using it to butter bacon, right?

  • MissGinsu April 3, 2008  

    Thanks for all the inspiration yesterday. I’ve always wondered about those butters, but who’s ever going to buy all of them at once for a sampling? Now I have to get busy with some seriously rich cookie recipes…

    BTW, that is some impressive butter art. How do they hold up the bell?

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